August 1966
Volume 5, Issue 4
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Corneal lipids. I. Sterol and fatty acid synthesis in the intact calf cornea
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science August 1966, Vol.5, 367-370. doi:
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      J. Stevens Andrews; Corneal lipids. I. Sterol and fatty acid synthesis in the intact calf cornea. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1966;5(4):367-370.

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Abstract

Although a defect in lipid metabolism is usually ascribed as the cause of abnormal lipid deposition in the cornea, virtually no information is available on the pathways involved or even as to the existence of synthetic pathways in this tissue. The investigations reported below establish the presence of such enzyme systems in corneal tissue and suggest that the mechanisms involved are similar to those found in mammalian liver

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