Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2013) Volume 24, Issue 1

Role of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) in the Pathophysiology of Cataract.

Any alteration in the optical homogeneity of the lens or decrease in its transparency is known as cataract. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity was measured in both erythrocytes and lenses of study groups and control groups. The decreased activity of G6PD was observed in the study group subjects both in erythrocytes and lenses when compared with controls. These results showed that the patients with lower G6PD activity are more prone to the development of cataract.

Author(s): Ashok V. Katta, H. Geetha, R.V. Katkam

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