Trauma pp 49-50 | Cite as

Biochemistry of Pathological Effects of Light Trauma (Paper in Abstract)

  • W. Louis Fowlks

Abstract

Light can produce a number of different types of trauma. It can, as the result of photochemical alteration of biochemicals, produce foreign molecules in situ. A number of consequences can result from such photochemical reactions:
  1. 1.

    Protein and lipid and polysaccharide components of membranes can be damaged, thus destroying the integrity of these structures. By reducing the activity of membrane bound enzymes involved in transport, light induced trauma could contribute to alterations in the internal milieu with serious consequences to viability of damaged cells.

     

Keywords

Glutathione Polysaccharide Retina Adduct Histamine 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Louis Fowlks
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA

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