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European Journal of Dermatology


Serum adenosine deaminase levels in patients with psoriasis: a prospective case-control study Volume 10, numéro 4, June 2000

University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Ankara, Turkey 06100.
  • Page(s) : 274-6
  • Année de parution : 2000

Adenosine deaminase (ADA) catalyzes the conversion of adenosine to ammonia and inosine in purine metabolism or purine salvage pathway. ADA is found widely in human tissues with its highest activity in lymphoid tissues. Among lymphocytes, it is mainly associated with T-lymphocytes [1] and studies have shown increased serum ADA levels in diseases characterized by T cell proliferation or activation [2, 3]. Psoriasis is regarded as an immunologically [...]