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This is a thesis submitted for the academic doctor's degree in medicine. The investigation concerned the proteolytic enzymes in the granulated leukocytes of man, their relation to other proteolytic enzymes, and their significance in acute inflammations. The literature in question is reviewed thoroughly. The main outcome of the investigation appears to be that in the early stages of inflammation the pH and other conditions are not favorable for the action of the leukocytic proteases, which consequently do not play any significant part as antibacterial agents, their action being restricted mainly to the breaking down of dead tissue. The thesis will be of special value to workers interested in leukocytic proteases.
Undersøgelser over proteolytiske Enzymer i Leucocyter. JAMA. 1932;99(23):1975. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740750077039
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