Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 89–95 | Cite as

Age-related changes of anisotropic properties of water self-diffusion in human lens: Diffusion anisotropy in lens with aging

  • I. V. Nesmelova
  • D. Sh. Idiyatullin
  • Z. G. Kamalov
  • V. D. Fedotov
  • K. H. Mayo


Water self-diffusion in human lenses of different age is studied. It is shown that there is a strong anisotropy of self-diffusion of water molecules in old lenses, whereas in young lenses such anisotropy does not occur. This anisotropy appears between 20 and 50 years and is probably connected with the flatness of lens fibers with aging.


Water Molecule Optical Axis Diffusion Time Diffusion Anisotropy Magnetic Field Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Nesmelova
    • 1
  • D. Sh. Idiyatullin
    • 1
  • Z. G. Kamalov
    • 2
  • V. D. Fedotov
    • 1
  • K. H. Mayo
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and BiophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesKazanRussian Federation
  2. 2.Kazan Medical UniversityKazanRussian Federation
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and BiophysicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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