Nucleotide Levels in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Immunodeficient Children: Problems of Measurement
During collaborative studies of purine metabolism in PNP and ADA deficiency2, we investigated ‘lymphocyte’ (peripheral blood mononuclear cells-PBMs) nucleotide levels and found consistently low ATP:ADP ratios in both patient and controls. Values quoted in the literature for total nucleotides and ATP/ADP ratios also varied widely3,4. For this reason experiments to investigate these differences and establish a range for PBM nucleotide levels in the local population were undertaken.
KeywordsNucleotide Level Purine Metabolism Hypotonic Lysis Reason Experiment Deficient Child
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- 3.S. Maj, E. Zdebska, J. Daszynski and J. Radziezewski. Free nucleotides in leucocytes in normal conditions and in chronic leukaemias. Folia Haematol. 99: 157 (1973).Google Scholar