The state of water in normal human, bird and fish eye lenses

Péter Rácz, K. Tompa, I. Pócsik

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Abstract

The state of water was studied in normal human, fish and bird eye lenses. Free induction decay as well as nuclear spin-lattice and nuclear spin-spin relaxation time measurements were carried out by NMR method. The amount of non-freezable water per unit protein quantity was determined and the activation energy of the motion of the water molecules responsible for the relaxation was estimated. These results were compared with the ideas of Kuch and Yu concerning difference in protein conformation of the lens crystallins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-608
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Eye Research
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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Keywords

  • crystallin
  • lens
  • nuclear magnetic resonance
  • water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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The state of water in normal human, bird and fish eye lenses. / Rácz, Péter; Tompa, K.; Pócsik, I.

In: Experimental Eye Research, Vol. 29, No. 6, 1979, p. 601-608.

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