Title

Tryptase is not cleared by the kidneys into the urine

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2010

Publication Title

International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Abstract

Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease have been reported to have increased concentrations of blood tryptase. Detection of tryptase in the urine of healthy subjects has been reported. Objective: The objective is to determine whether tryptase is indeed cleared by the kidneys. Methods: Blood and urine collections were performed in healthy and systemic mastocytosis subjects. Total and mature tryptase concentrations in blood and total tryptase concentrations in urine were determined. Results: Total tryptase levels in urine were below the limit of detection in both healthy subjects and those with systemic mastocytosis, even after concentrating the urine 10-fold. Thus, both mature and protryptase levels in urine are <0.2 ng/ml. Conclusion: Tryptase is not cleared by the kidneys into the urine. © 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.

PubMed ID

19940502

Volume

152

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

31

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