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Light-Induced Conformational Changes Of Lens Proteins: Photochemistry And Photophysics Of The Process
Author(s): Bireswar Chakrabarti; Krishnagopal Mandal
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Paper Abstract

Sensitized photooxidation causes a change in the tertiary structure of lens crystalline. The subtle variations observed in the nature of these changes are attributed to the difference in the inherent tertiary structure of the crystallins. Each active species of oxygen, a product of the sensitized reaction, has a distinct role in this process. Sensitizer molecules also exhibit a certain specificity regarding the photoinduced conformational changes of these proteins.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937333
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Bireswar Chakrabarti, Eye Research Institute (United States)
Krishnagopal Mandal, Eye Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe M.D.; John A. Parrish M.D., Editor(s)

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