Lysosomes play an important role in the immune system functioning and are involved in different aspects of inflammatory reaction, repair processes and tissue damage at various levels. Among various effects, it is known that physical exercise influences the release of different lysosomal components. The aim of this study was to evaluate enzyme activity and isoenzymatic profile of βN-acetylhexosaminidase both in kidney and urine of normal and trained rats. Enzyme activity was measured by fluorimetric assay while β-N-acetylhexosaminidase isoenzymes were separated using DEAE-cellulose chromatography. Hexosaminidase specific activity was significantly increased in urine of trained rats whereas there was no increase in the kidneys of trained rats. Indeed, no significant differences were observed in the isoenzyme profile of kidney and urine extracts from normal and trained rats. Our findings suggest the exerciseinduced release of lysosomal enzymes is a functional effect and not due to disruption of lysosomal membranes.

Beta-n-acetylhexosaminidase activity and isoenzyme profile in the kidney and urine of trained rat

TASSI, Carmelo;Mancuso F.;GAMBELUNGHE, Cristiana;RUFINI, Stefano;BIONDI, Roberto;ROSSI, Ruggero;CAPODICASA, Enrico
2001

Abstract

Lysosomes play an important role in the immune system functioning and are involved in different aspects of inflammatory reaction, repair processes and tissue damage at various levels. Among various effects, it is known that physical exercise influences the release of different lysosomal components. The aim of this study was to evaluate enzyme activity and isoenzymatic profile of βN-acetylhexosaminidase both in kidney and urine of normal and trained rats. Enzyme activity was measured by fluorimetric assay while β-N-acetylhexosaminidase isoenzymes were separated using DEAE-cellulose chromatography. Hexosaminidase specific activity was significantly increased in urine of trained rats whereas there was no increase in the kidneys of trained rats. Indeed, no significant differences were observed in the isoenzyme profile of kidney and urine extracts from normal and trained rats. Our findings suggest the exerciseinduced release of lysosomal enzymes is a functional effect and not due to disruption of lysosomal membranes.
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