Oxidative stress in ocular disease: Does lutein play a protective role?

Santosa, Sylvia; Jones, Peter J. H.
October 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/11/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p861
Academic Journal
Determines whether lutein plays a role in slowing the degeneration ocular tissues, specifically the macular pigment of the retina and the epithelium and cortex of the lens. Uncertainty over the cause of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts; Functional group in the lutein molecule which makes it susceptible to oxidation; Manner by which lutein protects ocular tissue against oxidative stress.


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