Interspecies variations in mammalian lens metabolites as detected by phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance

Science  26 Mar 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4540, pp. 1622-1625
DOI: 10.1126/science.7071581


Multiple interspecies differences were detected between humans and seven other mammals in 15 of the 24 metabolites measured in the intact crystalline lens and lens perchloric acid extracts. Generally, the number of statistically significant metabolite differences among the various species, relative to the human, increase in the following order: cat or approximately dog greater than pig greater than rat greater than sheep greater than rabbit greater than cow.