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Author Sandhyamani, S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher The American Journal of Cardiovascular Pathology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Experimental Medicine
Abstract Mucoid vasculopathy is an entity characterized by a generalized mucopolysaccharidosis of blood vessels. It has been observed in patients from our Institute. Bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata) were given low-protein normal-carbohydrate and low-protein high-carbohydrate tapioca based diets for experimental periods of 3 or 5 months. The latter diet is similar to that consumed by people from this part of India (Kerala) where mucoid vasculopathy is observed. Vascular lesions were seen in all test animals as a generalized mucopolysaccharidosis and as hyperplastic changes in intimal and medial smooth muscle cells. In 6/31 animals gross cardiac lesions were found. They consisted of biventricular hypertrophy and atrophy owning to myopathic changes and endocardial thickening. The cardiovascular lesions were enhanced in animals that received low-protein high-carbohydrate diet for a longer period. Our experiments established an etiologic role for diet, especially protein deficiency, in the induction of both vascular and cardiac changes.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal The American journal of cardiovascular pathology
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 1
Page Count 10
Starting Page 41
Ending Page 50