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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A series of plasma and ascitic fluid specimens withdrawn from patients with cirrhosis, and a series from one patient over a seven-week period prior to his death, were subjected to electrophoretic analysis. The results indicate a qualitative similarity between plasma and ascitic fluid protein patterns. In most instances, the ascitic fluid contained more albumin, alpha1 and gamma globulins than the plasma, whereas the plasma was richer in alpha2 and beta globulins and fibrinogen. Based on the molecular weights of the protein fractions, the values indicate that selective protein enrichment of ascitic fluid may be related to the molecular size of the protein components.

Publication Date

1960

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

200

Last Page

205

Copyright

© Copyright 1960 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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