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      Relationships between Colour, Sodium and Protein Content in Individual Senile Human Cataractous Lenses


      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Protein, Human, Cataract, Colour, Sodium

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          Details of the colour, protein and cation contents of 36 human cataractous lenses are presented. Although there was generally reasonable agreement between the increasing amount of insoluble material in each lens and deepening nuclear colour (Pirie Groups I-IV), wide variations in the values for ion and protein contents within any one group were observed. There was a good correlation between the increase in lens sodium and decrease in soluble protein and it is proposed that the Pirie classification scheme should be modified to allow for this cortical involvement.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          03 December 2009
          : 11
          : 5-6
          : 397-404
          School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
          265041 Ophthalmic Res 1979;11:397–404
          © 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 8
          Growth Control, Differentiation, and Ageing of the Eye Lens

          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Protein, Human, Cataract, Colour, Sodium


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