creatine kinase isoenzymesmedical dictionary

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<cell biology> Three isoenzymes of creatine kinase have been identified in human tissues: mm from skeletal muscle, mb from myocardial tissue and bb from nervous tissue. Plasma from healthy humans contains mm almost exclusively. Elevated mb creatine kinase activity is a possible indicator of myocardial injury.

Registry number: EC 2.7.3.-

(12 Dec 1998)

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