Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in rod outer segment membranes from perifoveal and peripheral human retina.

@article{Rapp2000LuteinAZ,
  title={Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in rod outer segment membranes from perifoveal and peripheral human retina.},
  author={Laurence M. Rapp and S S Maple and Jong Hoon Choi},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1200-9}
}
PURPOSE In addition to acting as an optical filter, macular (carotenoid) pigment has been hypothesized to function as an antioxidant in the human retina by inhibiting the peroxidation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. However, at its location of highest density in the inner (prereceptoral) layers of the foveal retina, a specific requirement for antioxidant protection would not be predicted. The purpose of this study was to determine whether lutein and zeaxanthin, the major carotenoids… CONTINUE READING
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