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      Distribution of Glycosyltransferase in Bovine Eyes

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          The activities of sialyl-, fucosyl- and galactosyltransferase were measured in membrane preparations from bovine eyes. Radioactive sugars from CMP-N-neuraminic acid, GDP-fucose and UDP-galactose were incorporated into the endogenous and exogenous acceptors. The enzymatic activities of all three glycosyltransferases were found to be high in the neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium, moderate in the cornea and uvea, and low in the lens and sclera, except for a high galactosyltransferase activity in the cornea.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2009
          : 22
          : 6
          : 342-350
          Affiliations
          Departments of aOphthalmology and bBiochemistry, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima-shi, Japan
          Article
          267045 Ophthalmic Res 1990;22:342–350
          10.1159/000267045
          2128540
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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