creatine phosphokinase


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cre·a·tine ki·nase (CK),

an enzyme catalyzing the reversible transfer of phosphate from phosphocreatine to ADP, forming creatine and ATP; of importance in muscle contraction. Certain isozymes are elevated in plasma following myocardial infarctions.
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Researchers found that creatine phosphokinase was about three times higher in pigs suspected of having the disorder.
Variables [r.sub.s] P value EMG 0.081 0.715 CPK 0.405 0.055 Biopsy 0.228 0.295 ESR -0.019 0.930 CRP 0.595 0.004 SF 0.789 0.004 ANA -0.079 0.721 Anti-Jo-1 -0.111 0.613 EMG: electromyogram, CPK: creatine phosphokinase, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP: C-reactive protein, SF: serum ferritin, and ANA: antinuclear antibody.
Creatine phosphokinase elevation in patients presenting to the emergency department with cocaine-related complaints.
Time Marker Late 1950s Aspartate aminotransferase (AST, SGOT) 1960s Creatine kinase (CK, CPK (a)) 1970s Creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB activity) 1970s Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes (ratio of LD1 to LD2) Late 1980s CK-MB mass concentration Mid-1990s cTnI, cTnT (a) CPK, creatine phosphokinase; LD1, lactate dehydrogenase fraction 1; LD2, lactate dehydrogenase fraction 2.
Significance of elevated levels of serum creatine phosphokinase in febrile diseases: a prospective study.
While changes in plasma creatine phosphokinase, total protein (TP), and especially of plasma globulin, may reflect the severity of disease process in birds, and thus serve as basis for prognosis (Hawkey et al.
After 1 month of supplementation with 400 mg of Powergrape per day, scientists observed the following in athletes: Improvements in the antioxidant status of the body measured by ORAC and FRAP methods, and reduction of oxidative stress induced by physical exercise; reduction of cell damage in muscle and plasma during physical exercise, as suggested by the decrease of creatine phosphokinase (CpK), and the increase of hemoglobin concentrations in plasma; and increase of the global performance proven by a physical test.
All of this article's case study subjects had early and significantly elevated troponin, creatine phosphokinase (CPK), and CPKMB levels as well as abnormal ECG readings.
Other biochemical test results, including the creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level, were within normal limits.
RESULTS: Diet score was inversely correlated with entry values of cardiac troponin I (rho = -0.19, P < 0.001), creatine phosphokinase (rho = -0.09, P < 0.001), and creatine phosphokinase-MB (rho = -0.09, P < 0.001).

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