With a newly modified analytical method, the concentrations of free and acetylated urinary polyamines were simultaneously determined in a control group (32 cases) and patients with various types of cancers (104 cases, 20 males and 84 females) by gas chromatography-nitrogen-phosphorus detection. Significant concentration differences between normal subjects and various cancer patients were found. The various types of cancers (advanced gastric carcinoma, ovarian cancer, acute myelocyte leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) gave unique patterns of urinary polyamine profile as well as significant differences of concentration. To indirectly evaluate the possible involvement of enzymes, precursor-to-product concentration ratios were compared between controls and patients with various types of cancers.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Jan 24|
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