August 1965
Volume 4, Issue 4
Articles  |   August 1965
Amino Acid Transport in the Lens in Relation to Sugar Cataracts
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  • D. V. N. REDDY
    Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, Mich.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science August 1965, Vol.4, 700-708. doi:
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      D. V. N. REDDY; Amino Acid Transport in the Lens in Relation to Sugar Cataracts. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1965;4(4):700-708.

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The steady state distribution of free amino acids between the lens and aqueous humor is significantly reduced in diabetic rabbits and also in rats fed rations containing high concentrations of xylose or galactose. The reduction in the level of amino acids in the lens is apparently a direct effect of the high concentration of sugars, but it is doubtful whether it is related to cataract formation.


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