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Retinal and lens damages observed in young rats undergoing protein malnutrition in selected stages of their growth.
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PMID:  2506146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ocular damages of young rats undergoing protein malnutrition in selected stages of their growth have been valuated. Malnutrition was induced by a purified, hypoproteinic diet given to mothers or to newborns after their weaning. The histologic results pointed out that protein lack damages ocular structures different in embryonal origin: retina and lens. In fact, vacuolar degeneration of retinal optic fiber layer and cataract of lens were observed in experimental groups of rats. Only lens damage appeared completely reversible after a prolonged nutritional rehabilitation as for rats malnourished during fetal stage and lactation and then rehabilitated for 50 days. On the contrary retinal degeneration was still present in these animals even if some improvement could be observed.
O Bonavolontà; P Ferrante; P Rosati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift für Vitamin- und Ernährungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0300-9831     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-25     Completed Date:  1989-10-25     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1273304     Medline TA:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Strutture Biologiche e Ultrastruttura Cellulare, Il Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli studi di Napoli.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Cataract / etiology
Eye Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Lens, Crystalline / growth & development,  pathology*
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / physiopathology*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Retina / growth & development,  pathology*
Retinal Degeneration / etiology
Retinal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology

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