Chapter 9. The Glucoside of 3-Hydroxykynurenine and other Fluorescent Compounds in the Human Lens

  1. Katherine Elliott and
  2. David W. Fitzsimons
  1. Ruth Van Heyningen

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720028.ch9

Ciba Foundation Symposium 19 - The Human Lens - in Relation to Cataract

Ciba Foundation Symposium 19 - The Human Lens - in Relation to Cataract

How to Cite

Van Heyningen, R. (1973) The Glucoside of 3-Hydroxykynurenine and other Fluorescent Compounds in the Human Lens, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 19 - The Human Lens - in Relation to Cataract (eds K. Elliott and D. W. Fitzsimons), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720028.ch9

Author Information

  1. Nufield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford, Oxford

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1973

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9789021940205

Online ISBN: 9780470720028

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Keywords:

  • glucoside;
  • human lens;
  • kynurenine;
  • tryptophan metabolism;
  • excised lenses

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Distribution of Fluorescent Compounds in the Human Lens

  • Metabolic Formation of Fluorescent Compounds in the Human Lens

  • Formation of 14C-labelled Fluorescent Compounds from [Citryptophan and [14C]Glucose by the Lens

  • Glucoside Formation in the Human Lens

  • Other Fluorescent Compounds in the Lens of Man and the Baboon

  • Absence of the Fluorescent Compounds from Human Epidermis

  • Non-Metabolism of Tryptophan by the Bovine Lens

  • Possible Presence of Pyrrolooxygenases in the Lens of Man and the Grey Squirrel

  • Formation of N-acetyl-3-hydroxy-L.-kynureninien the Grey Squirrel Lens

  • Unknown Glucoside, F1, in the Human Lens

  • Cataract in Man

  • Fluorescent Compounds as Photosensitizers OF Change IN Lens Proteins

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References