Peafowl Lactate Dehydrogenase: Problem of Isoenzyme Identification

Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1411-1413
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1411


Peafowl, like other vertebrates, contain multiple forms of lactate dehydrogenase. The electrophoretic properties of the peafowl isoenzymes are unusual in that the isoenzyme from heart tissue can be either more or less anodic than that of muscle, depending on the pH. This finding focuses attention on the problem of isoenzyme identification. It is suggested that isoenzymes be identified on the basis of properties that are chemically and biologically more significant than electrophoretic mobility.