Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotidase Activity in Cells of Tuberculous Animals

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Science  17 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3629, pp. 280-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3629.280


There is an increase in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotidase activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, monocytes, and lymphoid cells from tuberculous animals, compared with that of cells from normal animals. There seems to be a correlation between the ability of the animal to develop a progressive disease and its ability to react with an increase in the activity of the enzyme.