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Phase separation of a protein-water mixture in cold cataract in the young rat lens

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Science  02 Sep 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4307, pp. 1010-1012
DOI: 10.1126/science.887936

Abstract

A remarkable resemblance between the appearance of opacity in lysozyme--salt water mixtures and the development of opacity in cold cataract in the young rat lens is strong evidence that cold cataract is fundamentally a phase separation of the "protein-water binary mixture" in the lens.