Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in a cat

D. L. Valle, A. P. Boison, P. Jezyk, G. Aguirre

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An adult male, domestic short-haired cat with generalized retinal atrophy was found to have a 60-fold increase in plasma ornithine and ornithinuria. Ornithine-δ-aminotransferase activity was undetectable in its tissues and in its cultured skin fibroblasts. This feline condition is thus analogous to gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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