Urinary camp activity in chronic renal failure

Mocan M., Erem C., ULUSOY Ş.

International Urology and Nephrology, vol.30, no.2, pp.215-221, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02550580
  • Journal Name: International Urology and Nephrology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-221
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Forty-six patients with chronic renal failure and 17 healthy controls were examined to determine their urinary cyclic adenosine monophosphate (UcAMP) levels. In the study group, UcAMP levels were found to average 1542 picomoles; in the controls, 4612 pmoles (P<0.001). UcAMP activity decreased in tandem with the decline of the glomerular filtration rate. Hypertension was not found to have an additional effect on UcAMP levels, and there was no statistical difference in UcAMP levels between the normotensive and hypertensive patients (P>0.05).