Acid phosphatase in prostatic tissue homogenates from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatic carcinoma

Academic Article


  • Acid phosphatase activity biochemically in the primary tumor of 20 patients with prostatic carcinoma, was studied in an attempt to understand the basis for a correlation or lack of correlation between serum and/or bone marrow acid phosphatase levels and the presence and/or clinical behavior of prostatic carcinoma. The enzyme activity was similarly measured in 19 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia as controls. On the average, enzyme activities were lower (P < 0.002) in the tissues from patients with carcinoma. There was no correlation of enzyme activity in tumor with the age of the patient, stage of disease, degree of differentiation of the tumor, or serum acid phosphatase activity. Cancer 52:155‐160, 1983. Cancer 52:155‐160, 1983. Copyright © 1983 American Cancer Society
  • Published In

  • Cancer  Journal
  • Author List

  • Copland GT; Whitehurst GB; Pretlow TP; Boohaker EA; Bartolucci AA; Pretlow TG
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 160
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 1