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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Role of proteins and cholesterol in human senile cataractogenesis

Zoology Department, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

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Savita Yadav
Zoology Department, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad-9
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PMID: 1894337

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Cataracts are a major cause of blindness in man with far reaching personal, social and economic consequences. The clarity of the lens is dependent upon the maintenance of the integrity of the fiber cell plasma membrane whose important component is cholesterol. In the present study, we have demonstrated that cataract formation influences the cholesterol and protein distribution within the lens.

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