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Total proteolytic activity and concentration of alpha-1 antitrypsin in meconium for assessment of the protease/antiprotease balance

05 Oct 2017

During intrauterine life, various proteolytic enzymes and their main inhibitor, alpha-1 antitrypsin, accumulate naturally in meconium. A protease/antiprotease balance is required to maintain the biological stability of the environment in which the fetus develops.

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