alpha-L-Fucosidase (EC 188.8.131.52) activity and isoenzyme characteristics were analyzed in normal lymphocyte subpopulations, chronic lymphocytic leukemia subpopulations, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia blasts. Similar pH activity profiles revealed that pH 5.0 was optimal in normal and leukemic cells. Unfractionated CLL lymphocytes had a lower specific activity than normal unfractionated lymphocytes (2.5 +/- 1.0 u/10(6) cells v. 4.0 +/- 1.1). CLL B cells and T-cells had lower specific activity than their respective normal counterparts (1.8 +/- 0.2 v. 5.9 +/- 2.0) (B-cells); (2.2 +/- 0.5 v. 3.7 +/- 1.0) (T-cells) suggesting T and B cells in CLL are abnormal. ALL blasts had a higher specific activity compared to unfractionated normal lymphocytes (9.7 +/- 3.0 v. 4.0 +/- 1.1; p less than 0.001). The isoenzyme pattern of normal, CLL and ALL lymphocytes were obtained by automated chromatofocusing on PBE 94 microcolumns using 0.025 M histidine and polybuffer 74. Two major isoenzyme components (B and A) were isolated. The activity ratio of B/A was different in normal, ALL, and CLL cells.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research