Enzymatic factors in experimental galactose cataract.

@article{Lerman1959EnzymaticFI,
  title={Enzymatic factors in experimental galactose cataract.},
  author={Sidney Lerman},
  journal={Science},
  year={1959},
  volume={130 3387},
  pages={1473-4}
}
In the rat lens, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity is specifically inhibited by galactose-l-phosphate, both in vitro and in vivo. In galactose-fed animals this inhibition occurs prior to the apparent inhibition of soluble protein synthesis in the ocular lens.