PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS OF PROTEIN TRYPTOPHANYLS IN THE EYE LENSES OF RATS IN THE PRESENCE OF CHLOROFORM


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Abstract

The modifying action of chloroform on photochemical reactions induced in the eye lenses of rats by UVB radiation is revealed. In anesthetic concentrations, halogenmethane increases the quantum yield of photodisintegration of protein tryptophanyls with formation of a new photochemical product that absorbs radiation in the UVA range and possesses the photosensitizing activity.

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