Effects of 2-mercaptopropionylglycine on the development of x-ray-induced cataract in rats

Shizuko Kobayashi, Minako Kasuya, Yasuo Ishii, Makoto Takehana, Kazuo Sakai, Norio Suzuki, Motokazu Itoi

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Abstract

The effect of 2-mercaptopropionylglycine on the development of cataract induced by a single dose of X-ray (10 Gy) was investigated in rats. Intraperitoneal injection of 20 mg/kg, three times weekly starting 1 day after irradiation delayed the development of X-ray-induced cataracts significantly. The amounts of non-protein SH groups, malondialdehyde and the Na+/K+ ratio, in the lenses of rats post-treated with the drug were significantly maintained at normal levels even at 27 weeks after irradiation. On the other hand, a single administration of 250 mg/kg of the compound, 30 min prior to irradiation had no effect on cataract progression induced by X-ray.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1103
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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