Cadmium and iron accumulation in rat lens after cigarette smoke exposure and the effect of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) treatment


Avunduk A., Yardimci S., Avunduk M., Kurnaz L.

CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, vol.18, no.6, pp.403-407, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1076/ceyr.18.6.403.5268
  • Journal Name: CURRENT EYE RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-407
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Purpose. Cadmium accumulation in the lens has been implicated in cataractogenesis of chronic smokers. This study was planned to evaluate whether or not in vivo cigarette smoke exposure causes cadmium accumulation in rat lens, and possible protective effect and mechanism of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) treatment on cataractogenesis.