We have measured the free epsilon amino groups in soluble and insoluble proteins of clear human lenses and diabetic and non-diabetic senile cataractous lenses. The free epsilon amino groups content of soluble and insoluble proteins was significantly lower in diabetic cataracts than in clear lenses and non diabetic senile cataracts. Our results seem to demonstrate that non-enzymatic glycosylation of lens protein could play a role in the pathogenesis of cataract in diabetes.

Role of the non-enzymatic glycosylation of protein in the formation of human cataracts

SIMONELLI, Francesca;
1989

Abstract

We have measured the free epsilon amino groups in soluble and insoluble proteins of clear human lenses and diabetic and non-diabetic senile cataractous lenses. The free epsilon amino groups content of soluble and insoluble proteins was significantly lower in diabetic cataracts than in clear lenses and non diabetic senile cataracts. Our results seem to demonstrate that non-enzymatic glycosylation of lens protein could play a role in the pathogenesis of cataract in diabetes.
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