This LBSA can be released into the serum through increased turnover, secretion and/or shedding, as the sialic acid is a part of glycolipids of the malignant cell surface.
The elevation of LBSA has been reported in majority of children with leukaemia's in adults with acute myeloid leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic, leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and lymphomas.
The levels of LBSA were found to be significantly elevated in all stages and gradually increased from stage I to III.
"The signing of the LBSA
Protocol in Moscow is an important step forward in the process as it addresses one of the major ecological threats to the Caspian environment and aims to safeguard coasts and waters from the detrimental effects of pollution from land-based sources such as agriculture, industry and urban settlements," UNEP stated.
RESULTS Royal Mersey Regatta: Mylnes: Mercator (J.Smith); Falcons:Hawk (J.Burthem); Seabirds: Goosander (A.Snowden); Hilbres: Highwayman (R.Glover); Squibs:Serendipity (M.Hughes); Cruisers Class One:Mighty Max II (N.Thomas); Class Two:Skukusa (S.Lofthouse); LBSA
:Ameera (A.Freeney); Etchells: Invader (T.Tansey); Optimists:Turbulence (O.Matthews); Junior Handicap:The Red Cadet (W.Shepherd).
Tony Marston,in an International Canoe, led the Handicap Dinghy fleet and the LBSA
race went to Mike Shillaker's Hunter Delta.
Dates have been fixed for the LBSA
open series for Offshore yachts and all the clubs are heading for a busy domestic programme.
races scheduled for the Bank Holiday weekend show Hoylake Sailing Club's Thwaites Trophy on Saturday and Dee Sailing Club's Martin Cup on Sunday.
The LBSA section of the race formed part of the LBSA series for the season.
The Len Smith Memorial Trophy for Class II of the LBSA was claimed by the Brian Fogg/Hedley Rees owned Blue Moon from Wallasey.
Other Saturday winners included Colin Trantom in the LBSA section aboardSlipstream,Will Thompson in the Dart 18's and Alistair Davidson in the Handicap Catamarans.
Phil Bain headed the Cats and the LBSA race this time was claimed by veteran Mike Shillaker in Deelirium.