Ear Research Japan
Online ISSN : 1884-5797
Print ISSN : 0288-9781
ISSN-L : 0288-9781
Biochemical Characterization of Middle Ear Effusions from Pediatric and Adult Patients, Second Report
R. YabeM. IwamoriK. KogaY. Nomura
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

1990 Volume 21 Issue 1 Pages 55-56

Details
Abstract

To clarify the biochemical difference between pediatric and adult middle ear effusions (MEEs), we analyzed the protein components from MEEs of 3 children and 3 adults by electrophoresis. High molecular protein components (280 and 265 kDa proteins), which contained in sera in the concentrations less than 2.5%, were not detected in MEEs even in trace amounts. Mucin was comprised about 30% of the total protein in mucous MEEs and the weight ratio of mucin to albumin in mucous MEEs was 2.69, but serous MEEs from adult patients did not contain mucin.

Information related to the author
© Japan Otological Society
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top