Superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in the normal and diseased human cornea.

@article{Behndig2001SuperoxideDI,
  title={Superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in the normal and diseased human cornea.},
  author={Anders Behndig and K. -E. Karlsson and Bengt Johansson and Thomas Br{\"a}nnstr{\"o}m and Stefan Lars Marklund},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={2293-6}
}
PURPOSE The human cornea, a tissue much exposed to oxidative stress, is rich in extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD). In this study, the contents and distributions of the SOD isoenzymes in the normal human cornea were compared with those in corneas affected by keratoconus and bullous keratopathy. METHODS The central and peripheral parts of normal human corneas were analyzed separately. Central corneal buttons were obtained from patients with keratoconus and bullous keratopathy who were… CONTINUE READING