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Indian J Exp Biol. 1989 Aug;27(8):695-8.

Cyclic changes in salivary lactate dehydrogenase, peroxidase and leucine aminopeptidase during menstrual cycle.


Salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), peroxidase (Px) and leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) activities were scanned in both normally ovulating and anovulating women during entire menstrual cycle. In ovulating women, all the three enzymes exhibited significant increase in the activity on or before the onset of ovulation which was monitored by the shift of the basal body temperature (BBT) as well as the ferning pattern of the cervical mucus. The peak maximum at the midcycle was several times higher than the previous day value in all the six normal women. In anovulatory women, no such remarkable change in the enzyme activities was found throughout the cycle. Salivary LDH and LAP showed peak at the midcycle and at the same time required short time for assay, so the present results are strongly suggestive that the determination of salivary enzyme content may be a convenient method for detecting the day of ovulation.

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