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Galactose metabolism in relation to cataract formation in marsupials.
Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci. 1975 Jun; 53(3):233-9.AJ

Abstract

Erythrocytic galactokinase and/or galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase activity were low in many species of marsupials. However, cataract formation was observed only in pouch-young members of these species when reared on cow's milk. The galactose tolerance of young kangaroos was found to be greatly impaired, but improved rapidly and markedly at the stage of which the definitive structure of the ruminant type of stomach as in adults is formed. The combination of high absorption of galactose and low levels of galactokinase and/or transferase thus appears to determine the predisposition of pouch-young marsupials to galactose cataractogenesis.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

174538

Citation

Stephens, T, et al. "Galactose Metabolism in Relation to Cataract Formation in Marsupials." The Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science, vol. 53, no. 3, 1975, pp. 233-9.
Stephens T, Crollini C, Mutton P, et al. Galactose metabolism in relation to cataract formation in marsupials. Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci. 1975;53(3):233-9.
Stephens, T., Crollini, C., Mutton, P., Gupta, J. D., & Harley, J. D. (1975). Galactose metabolism in relation to cataract formation in marsupials. The Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science, 53(3), 233-9.
Stephens T, et al. Galactose Metabolism in Relation to Cataract Formation in Marsupials. Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci. 1975;53(3):233-9. PubMed PMID: 174538.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Galactose metabolism in relation to cataract formation in marsupials. AU - Stephens,T, AU - Crollini,C, AU - Mutton,P, AU - Gupta,J D, AU - Harley,J D, PY - 1975/6/1/pubmed PY - 1975/6/1/medline PY - 1975/6/1/entrez SP - 233 EP - 9 JF - The Australian journal of experimental biology and medical science JO - Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci VL - 53 IS - 3 N2 - Erythrocytic galactokinase and/or galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase activity were low in many species of marsupials. However, cataract formation was observed only in pouch-young members of these species when reared on cow's milk. The galactose tolerance of young kangaroos was found to be greatly impaired, but improved rapidly and markedly at the stage of which the definitive structure of the ruminant type of stomach as in adults is formed. The combination of high absorption of galactose and low levels of galactokinase and/or transferase thus appears to determine the predisposition of pouch-young marsupials to galactose cataractogenesis. SN - 0004-945X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/174538/Galactose_metabolism_in_relation_to_cataract_formation_in_marsupials_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cataract.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -