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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527594/whole-globe-biomechanics-using-high-field-mri
#1
Andrew P Voorhees, Leon C Ho, Ning-Jiun Jan, Huong Tran, Yolandi van der Merwe, Kevin Chan, Ian A Sigal
The eye is a complex structure composed of several interconnected tissues acting together, across the whole globe, to resist deformation due to intraocular pressure (IOP). However, most work in the ocular biomechanics field only examines the response to IOP over smaller regions of the eye. We used high-field MRI to measure IOP induced ocular displacements and deformations over the whole globe. Seven sheep eyes were obtained from a local abattoir and imaged within 48 h using MRI at multiple levels of IOP. IOP was controlled with a gravity perfusion system and a cannula inserted into the anterior chamber...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527593/a-structural-and-functional-study-of-gln147-deamidation-in-%C3%AE-a-crystallin-a-major-site-of-modification-in-human-cataract
#2
Nicholas J Ray, Damien Hall, John A Carver
Deamidation of Glu147 in human αA-crystallin is common in aged cataractous lenses (Hains and Truscott, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010, 51, 3107). Accordingly, this modification may have a causative effect in cataract. αA-crystallin is a small heat-shock molecular chaperone protein that prevents aggregation of proteins and is the principal defence against crystallin protein unfolding and aggregation in the ageing lens. Deamidated Q147E αA-crystallin was structurally characterised using a variety of spectroscopic and biophysical methods, including NMR, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506643/epithelial-basement-membrane-injury-and-regeneration-modulates-corneal-fibrosis-after-pseudomonas-corneal-ulcers-in-rabbits
#3
Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Santhanam Abirami, Luciana L Dibbin, Thangavadivel Shanmugapriya, Carla S Medeiros, Karthikeyan Bose, Kwai Ping Tam, Steven E Wilson
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether myofibroblast-related fibrosis (scarring) after microbial keratitis was modulated by the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) injury and regeneration. Rabbits were infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa after epithelial scrape injury and the resultant severe keratitis was treated with topical tobramycin. Corneas were analyzed from one to four months after keratitis with slit lamp photos, immunohistochemistry for alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and monocyte lineage marker CD11b, and transmission electron microscopy...
May 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499933/major-review-molecular-genetics-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#4
REVIEW
Yutao Liu, R Rand Allingham
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common type, is a complex inherited disorder that is characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell death, optic nerve head excavation, and visual field loss. The discovery of a large, and growing, number of genetic and chromosomal loci has been shown to contribute to POAG risk, which carry implications for disease pathogenesis. Differential gene expression analyses in glaucoma-affected tissues as well as animal models of POAG are enhancing our mechanistic understanding in this common, blinding disorder...
May 9, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483661/in-vivo-two-photon-imaging-of-retina-in-rabbits-and-rats
#5
Gopal Swamy Jayabalan, Yi-Kai Wu, Josef F Bille, Samuel Kim, Xiao Wen Mao, Howard V Gimbel, Michael E Rauser, Joseph T Fan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the retina using near-infrared (NIR) two-photon scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. New Zealand white rabbits, albino rats, and brown Norway rats were used in this study. An autofluorescence image of the retina, including the retinal cells and its associated vasculatures was obtained by a real-time scan using the ophthalmoscope. Furthermore, the retinal vessels, nerve fiber layers and the non-pigmented retina were recorded with two-photon fluorescein angiography (FA); and the choroidal vasculatures were recorded using two-photon indocyanine green angiography (ICGA)...
May 5, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478122/re-letter-to-the-editor-concerning-webber-et-al-exp-eye-res-148-97-102-2016
#6
LETTER
Hannah C Webber, Jaclyn Y Bermudez, Anirudh Sethi, Abbot F Clark, Weiming Mao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461203/quercetin-and-cyanidin-3-glucoside-protect-against-photooxidation-and-photodegradation-of-a2e-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#7
Yong Wang, Hye Jin Kim, Janet R Sparrow
A family of photoreactive retinaldehyde-derived molecules accumulate in retinal pigment epithelial cells with age; this accumulation is implicated in some retinal diseases. One of these compounds is the diretinal fluorophore A2E. Here we compared polyphenols for their ability to suppress the photooxidation and photodegradation of A2E. In cells that had accumulated A2E and were irradiated with short-wavelength light, quercetin, cyanidin-3-glucoside, ferulic acid and chlorogenic acid diminished cellular levels of reactive oxygen species, but only quercetin and cyanidin-3-glucoside promoted cell viability...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456446/potential-mechanisms-behind-the-antioxidant-actions-of-prolactin-in-the-retina
#8
REVIEW
Stéphanie Thébault
Causes for age-related retinal diseases are numerous and complex, and they are intertwined with the natural vision decline that accompanies aging. The elucidation of endogenous mechanisms that help maintain retinal function under conditions that are threatening for the eye and happen during natural aging is therefore critical in developing new prevention and therapeutic strategies against age-related retinal degeneration. Our lab recently reported that the hormone of lactation, prolactin, helps the retinal pigment epithelium to survive via antioxidant actions that result in the inhibition of sirtuin2-dependent cell death (EbioMedicine issue of May)...
April 26, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454979/lutein-and-its-oxidized-forms-in-eye-structures-throughout-prenatal-human-development
#9
Ina G Panova, Marina A Yakovleva, Alexander S Tatikolov, A S Kononikhin, Tatiana B Feldman, Rimma A Poltavtseva, E N Nikolaev, Gennady T Sukhikh, Mikhail A Ostrovsky
The presence of carotenoids in the vitreous body, retina, lens, retinal pigment epithelium together with choroid (hereinafter RPE), and ciliary body and iris together with choroidal stroma (hereinafter CBI) was studied throughout the second trimester of prenatal development of the human eye. It has been found that the vitreous body, retina, and RPE contain lutein and its oxidized forms. Zeaxanthin was not found in the tissues studied. The presence of lutein in the vitreous body is transient and no longer detected after 28 weeks of gestation...
April 25, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442300/effects-of-mmp12-on-cell-motility-and-inflammation-during-corneal-epithelial-repair
#10
Marie Wolf, Inna Maltseva, Selene M Clay, Peipei Pan, Abhinay Gajjala, Matilda F Chan
Corneal epithelial defects are a common cause of ocular morbidity and can result in corneal scarring if they do not heal properly. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are extracellular matrix proteinases that regulate multiple aspects of corneal repair. We have previously shown that MMP12 has a protective effect on corneal fibrosis through its regulation of neutrophil and macrophage infiltration and angiogenesis in a chemical injury model involving full thickness damage to the cornea. However, the role of MMP12 in injuries limited to the corneal epithelium is relatively unknown...
April 22, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434813/rhythmic-expressed-clock-regulates-the-transcription-of-proliferating-cellular-nuclear-antigen-in-teleost-retina
#11
Hang Song, Defeng Wang, Felipe De Jesus Perez, Rongrong Xie, Zhipeng Liu, Chun-Chun Chen, Meijuan Yu, Liudi Yuan, Russell D Fernald, Sheng Zhao
Teleost fish continues to grow their eyes throughout life with the body size. In Astatotilapia burtoni, the fish retina increases by adding new retinal cells at the ciliary marginal zone (CMZ) and in the outer nuclear layer (ONL). Cell proliferation at both sites exhibits a daily rhythm in number of dividing cells. To understand how this diurnal rhythm of new cell production is controlled in retinal progenitor cells, we studied the transcription pattern of clock genes in retina, including clock1a, clock1b, bmal1a (brain and muscle ARNT-Like), and per1b (period1b)...
April 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419863/cellular-stress-response-in-human-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-mio-m1-after-bevacizumab-treatment
#12
Monique Matsuda, Paloma Gava Krempel, Mônica Valeria Marquezini, Alfred Sholl-Franco, Amanda Lameu, Mário Luiz R Monteiro, Nádia Campos de Oliveira Miguel
Bevacizumab, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent, is widely used in the treatment of retinal vascular diseases. However, due to the essential role Müller cell derived-VEGF plays in the maintenance of retinal neurons and glial cells, cell viability is likely to be affected by VEGF inhibition. We therefore evaluated the effect of bevacizumab-induced VEGF inhibition on Müller cells (MIO-M1) in vitro. MIO-M1 cells were cultured for 12 or 24 h in media containing bevacizumab at 0.25 or 0...
April 15, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414059/a-mouse-ocular-explant-model-that-enables-the-study-of-living-optic-nerve-head-events-after-acute-and-chronic-intraocular-pressure-elevation-focusing-on-retinal-ganglion-cell-axons-and-mitochondria
#13
Elizabeth C Kimball, Mary E Pease, Matthew R Steinhart, Ericka N Oglesby, Ian Pitha, Cathy Nguyen, Harry A Quigley
We developed an explant model of the mouse eye and optic nerve that facilitates the study of retinal ganglion cell axons and mitochondria in the living optic nerve head (ONH) in an ex vivo environment. Two transgenic mouse strains were used, one expressing yellow fluorescent protein in selected axons and a second strain expressing cyan fluorescent protein in all mitochondria. We viewed an explanted mouse eye and optic nerve by laser scanning microscopy at and behind the ONH, the site of glaucoma injury. Explants from previously untreated mice were studied with the intraocular pressure (IOP) set artificially at normal or elevated levels for several hours...
April 14, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410963/regional-differences-in-glutathione-accumulation-pathways-in-the-rat-cornea-mapping-of-amino-acid-transporters-involved-in-glutathione-synthesis
#14
Vithushiya Yoganandarajah, Bo Li, Ankita Umapathy, Paul J Donaldson, Julie C Lim
In this study we have sought to complete the identification and localization of uptake pathways involved in accumulating precursor amino acids involved in GSH synthesis in the rat cornea. To do this, we performed reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) to identify glutamate transporters (EAAT 1-5) and glycine transporters (GLYT 1-2) at the transcript level. Western blotting was used to verify protein expression, while immunolabeling of sagittal sections was used to localise transporters to the different layers of the cornea...
April 11, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395971/differential-effects-of-nitric-oxide-and-cyclo-oxygenase-inhibition-on-the-diameter-of-porcine-retinal-vessels-with-different-caliber-during-hypoxia-ex%C3%A2-vivo
#15
Peter Skov Jensen, Christian Aalkjaer, Toke Bek
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia induced relaxation of larger retinal arterioles has been shown to be mediated by nitric oxide (NO) and cyclo-oxygenase (COX) products both in vivo and in vitro. However, the involvement of smaller retinal vessels in the response is unknown. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of blocking the synthesis of NO and COX on hypoxia induced changes in the diameter of smaller porcine retinal vessels at different branching level. METHODS: Porcine hemiretinas were mounted in a tissue chamber and were constricted with the prostaglandin agonist U46619...
April 7, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365272/erk1-2-signaling-is-required-for-the-initiation-but-not-progression-of-tgf%C3%AE-induced-lens-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt
#16
Magdalena C Wojciechowski, Leila Mahmutovic, Daisy Y Shu, Frank J Lovicu
Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFβ) potently induces lens epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). The resultant mesenchymal cells resemble those found in plaques of human forms of subcapsular cataract. Smad signaling has long been implicated as the sole driving force of TGFβ-mediated activity. Rat lens epithelial explants were used to examine the role of the Smad-independent signaling, namely the MAPK/ERK1/2 signaling pathway, in the initiation and progression of TGFβ-induced EMT. Phase contrast microscopy was used to observe the morphological changes associated with TGFβ-induced EMT in this model, including cell elongation, cell membrane blebbing, cell loss as indicated by the area of bare capsule and capsular wrinkling...
March 30, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363775/the-human-meibomian-gland-epithelial-cell-line-as-a-model-to-study-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#17
REVIEW
Ulrike Hampel, Fabian Garreis
The meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eye disease (DED) throughout the world. The investigation of MGD lacks suitable in vivo and in vitro models. In 2010 a human meibomian gland epithelial cell line (HMGEC) was established, so far the only available meibomian gland cell line. The characterization of HMGEC is of major importance to clarify its suitability for studying the meibomian gland (patho)physiology in vitro. The current culture protocol and new concepts of HMGEC culture will be compared...
March 28, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347705/impact-of-temperature-on-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-retina-fatty-acid-composition-expression-of-rhodopsin-and-enzymes-of-lipid-and-melatonin-metabolism
#18
Mehdi Bouaziz, Safa Bejaoui, Imen Rabeh, Raouf Besbes, M 'Hamed El Cafsi, Jack Falcon
Teleost fish are ectothermic vertebrates. Their metabolism, physiology and behavior rely on the external temperature. This study, on the retina of the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, reports on the impact of temperature on the fatty acid composition and mRNA abundance of key enzymes of lipid metabolism: fatty acid desaturase-2 (FADS2), fatty acid elongase-5 (ELOVL5), sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1), triglyceride lipase and phospholipase A2 (PLA2). We also report on the effects on the photopigment molecule rhodopsin and on enzymes of the melatonin synthesis pathway, namely arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferases 1a and 1b and acetylserotonin methyltransferase...
March 27, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336262/increased-susceptibility-to-fundus-camera-delivered-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-in-mice-deficient-in-oxidative-stress-response-proteins
#19
Yi Ding, Bogale Aredo, Xin Zhong, Cynthia X Zhao, Rafael L Ufret-Vincenty
Oxidative stress is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of many retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration and retinal dystrophies. Light-induced retinal degeneration (LIRD) can serve as a model in which to study the response of the retina to stress. Of note, many genetic mutant mice are in a C57BL/6 J background and are thus resistant to the usual LIRD models. We recently developed a new model of fundus camera-delivered light-induced retinal degeneration (FCD-LIRD) which is effective in strains of mice expressing the light-resistant variant of RPE65 (450Met), including C57BL/6 J...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336261/methane-rescues-retinal-ganglion-cells-and-limits-retinal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-following-optic-nerve-crush
#20
Ruobing Wang, Qinglei Sun, Fangzhou Xia, Zeli Chen, Jiangchun Wu, Yuelu Zhang, Jiajun Xu, Lin Liu
Secondary degeneration is a common event in traumatic central nervous system disorders, which involves neuronal apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction. Exogenous methane exerts the therapeutic effects in many organ injury. Our study aims to investigate the potential neuroprotection of methane in a rat model of optic nerve crush (ONC). Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ONC and administrated intraperitoneally with methane-saturated or normal saline (10 ml/kg) once per day for one week after ONC...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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