Correlation of Red Blood Cell Acetylcholinesterase Enzyme Activity with Various RBC Indices

Gupta, Shalvika and Shenoy, Vijetha Belle and Ramya, Rajashekhar K and Jogi, Sushma and Prabhu, Krishnananda RV (2018) Correlation of Red Blood Cell Acetylcholinesterase Enzyme Activity with Various RBC Indices. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 33 (4). pp. 445-449. ISSN 0970-1915

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Cholinesterases belongs to class hydrolases.There are two types acetylcholinesterase and butyryl cholinesterase. Acetylcholinesterase present in nerve endings and also in the RBC membrane. It helps to maintain the shape and size of RBCs. Any change in shape and size of RBCs may affect the activity of Acetylcholinesterase. Thus this study aimed to estimate RBCs Acetylcholinesterase enzyme activity in various types of anemias and correlate the RBCs Acetylcholinesterase enzyme activity with various hematological indices such as Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH),Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Red cell Distribution Width (RDW) etc. After obtaining ethical approval from Institutional ethics committee total of 100 samples were collected from Clinical Biochemistry laboratory, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University. 25 were having normal RBC indices, 12 with hemolytic anemia, 26 with microcytic anemia and 26 with macrocytic anemia based on peripheral smear report and RBC indices.Acetylcholinesterase were measured using Ellman’s method. RBC acetylcholinesterase activity was significantly increased in microcytic anemia (58.13 ± 5.4) and macrocytic anemia (76.87 ± 6.7) than normal group (37.62 ± 2.71). Also increased RBC acetylcholinesterase was seen in hemolytic anemia (48.11 ± 5.18) but the increase is not statistically significant. RBC acetylcholinesterase correlated negatively with hemoglobin (r = -0.356, p = 0.001) and positively with RDW (r = 0.31, p = 0.003). To conclude RBC acetylcholinesterase activity can be used as one of the potential marker for various types of anemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RBC acetylcholinesterase; Microcytic anemia; Macrocytic anemia; Hemolytic anemia; RBC indice
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 11:05

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