February 1981
Volume 20, Issue 2
Articles  |   February 1981
Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in a cat.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1981, Vol.20, 251-255. doi:
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      D L Valle, A P Boison, P Jezyk, G Aguirre; Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in a cat.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1981;20(2):251-255.

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An adult male, domestic short-haired cat with generalized retinal atrophy was found to have a 60-fold increase in plasma ornithine and ornithinuria. Ornithine-8-aminotransferase activity was undetectable in its tissues and in its cultured skin fibroblasts. This feline condition is thus analogous to gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in humans.


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