Glucose-6-phosphatase is primarily a liver and kidney enzyme. This enzyme was studied in various tumors, however, glucose-6-phosphatase activity was found only in tumors of liver, kidney, or adrenal origin. Glucose-6-phosphatase activity was useful in identifying the tissue origin of extrarenal Wilms'. Metastatic tumors within the liver or kidney that originated from other tissues did not have glucose-6-phosphatase activity. Therefore, it is suggested that glucose-6-phosphatase can be used as a specific enzyme marker for tumors of liver and kidney origin.
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