The organ-specific modulation by ascorbic acid and related compounds on alkaline phosphatase activity of calf intestinal and human placental tissues has been studied at pH 8.0 and 37 degrees C. L(+)-ascorbic acid and its isomer D(-)-ascorbic acid inhibit to a similar extent the intestinal isoenzyme and appear to be more potent modifiers than dehydro-L-(+)-ascorbic acid. In contrast, the placental isoenzyme shows an initial activation by the three chemical agents, followed by an inhibition. The inhibition is lower with L(+)-ascorbic acid and D(-)-ascorbic acid, while its catalytic activity is affected only slightly by dehydro-L-(+)ascorbic acid.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Vitaminologica et Enzymologica|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
- Alkaline Phosphatase
- Ascorbic Acid
- Dehydroascorbic Acid
- Time Factors