Denis A. Stepakov

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Quantitative metabolomic profiles of normal and cataractous human lenses were obtained with the combined use of high-frequency nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high-performance liquid chromatography with high-resolution mass-spectrometric detection (LC-MS) methods. The concentration of more than fifty metabolites in the lens cortex and nucleus has been(More)
Spatial distribution of 34 metabolites along the optical and equatorial axes of the human lens has been determined. For the majority of metabolites, the homogeneous distribution has been observed. That suggests that the rate of the metabolite transformation in the lens is low due to the general metabolic passivity of the lens fiber cells. However, the redox(More)
Cornea is the outermost part of the eye supplied mostly by aqueous humor (AH). Therefore, the comparison of the metabolomic compositions of AH and cornea may help to determine which compounds are produced inside the cornea, and which penetrate into cornea from AH for intra-corneal consumption. Keratoconus (KC) is the most common form of the cornea(More)
The optical elements of the eye—cornea, lens, and vitreous humor—are avascular tissues, and their nutrition and waste removal are provided by aqueous humor (AH). The AH production occurs through the active secretion and the passive diffusion/ultrafiltration of blood plasma. The comparison of the metabolomic profiles of AH and plasma is important for(More)
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