Meibomian gland studies: comparison of steer and human lipids.

  title={Meibomian gland studies: comparison of steer and human lipids.},
  author={Nicholas Nicolaides and J K Kaitaranta and T N Rawdah and Jonathan I Macy and F M Boswell and Ronald E. Smith},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={20 4},
Simple surgery gave whole meibomian glands of steer yielding approximately 47 mg of lipid per pair of lids. This lipid gave a thin-layer chromatography pattern similar to that of steer or human excreta. Column chromatography of pooled steer gland lipids and pooled human lipid (excreta) gave 0.06% and 7.54% hydrocarbons, respectively, containing no squalene. Excluding human hydrocarbons (as exogenous material) the percentage composition of steer and human lipids were, respectively, sterol esters… CONTINUE READING


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