Biochemical identification of homogentisic acid pigment in an ochronotic egyptian mummy.

@article{Stenn1977BiochemicalIO,
  title={Biochemical identification of homogentisic acid pigment in an ochronotic egyptian mummy.},
  author={F F Stenn and James W. Milgram and Sheu Lun Lee and Richard Weigand and Arthur Veis},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={197 4303},
  pages={566-8}
}
Roentgenograms of an Egyptian mummy, dating from 1500 B.C., showed extensive calcification of the intervertebral discs and articular narrowing in both hip and knee joints. Biopsy cores from the right hip showed parallel black zones in the region of the articular surfaces, leading to a clinical diagnosis of ochrinosis. The black pigment was extracted, analyzed, and compared to an air-oxidized homogentistic acid polymer. The two substances apparently were identical. The chemical evidence thus… CONTINUE READING
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