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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732066/inhibition-of-pulmonary-%C3%AE-carotene-15-15-oxygenase-expression-by-glucocorticoid-involves-ppar%C3%AE
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Xiaoming Gong, Raju Marisiddaiah, Lewis P Rubin
β-carotene 15,15'-oxygenase (BCO1) catalyzes the first step in the conversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A. This enzyme is expressed in a variety of developing and adult tissues, suggesting that its activity may regulate local retinoid synthesis. Vitamin A and related compounds (retinoids) are critical regulators of lung epithelial development, integrity, and injury repair. A balance between the actions of retinoids and glucocorticoids (GCs) promotes normal lung development and, in particular, alveolarization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731838/neuroprotection-in-glaucoma-animal-models-and-clinical-trials
#2
Mohammadali Almasieh, Leonard A Levin
Glaucoma is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that frequently results in irreversible blindness. Glaucoma causes death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and their axons in the optic nerve, resulting in visual field deficits and eventual loss of visual acuity. Glaucoma is a complex optic neuropathy, and a successful strategy for its treatment requires not only better management of known risk factors such as elevated intraocular pressure and the development of improved tools for detecting RGC injury but also treatments that address this injury (i...
July 21, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731695/how-rhodopsin-tunes-the-equilibrium-between-protonated-and-deprotonated-forms-of-the-retinal-chromophore
#3
Siri Camee van Keulen, Alicia Solano, Ursula Rothlisberger
Rhodopsin is a photoactive G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that converts dim light into a signal for the brain, leading to eyesight. Full activation of this GPCR is achieved after passing through several steps of the protein's photoactivation pathway. Key events of rhodopsin activation are the initial cis-trans photoisomerisation of the covalently bound retinal moiety followed by conformational rearrangements and deprotonation of the chromophore's protonated Schiff base (PSB), which ultimately lead to full activation in the meta II state...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731162/a-homozygous-myo7a-mutation-associated-to-usher-syndrome-and-unilateral-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
#4
Hong Xia, Pengzhi Hu, Lamei Yuan, Wei Xiong, Hongbo Xu, Junhui Yi, Zhijian Yang, Xiong Deng, Yi Guo, Hao Deng
Usher syndrome (USH) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, progressive visual loss and night blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), with or without vestibular dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to detect the causative gene in a consanguineous Chinese family with USH. A c.3696_3706del (p.R1232Sfs*72) variant in the myosin VIIa gene (MYO7A) was identified in the homozygous state by exome sequencing. The co‑segregation of the MYO7A c.3696_3706del variant with the phenotype of deafness and progressive visual loss in the USH family was confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731130/effects-of-reduced-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-on-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-cell-death-in-huvecs
#5
Jing-Yun Zhang, Jun Ma, Pei Yu, Guang-Jie Tang, Chun-Jun Li, De-Min Yu, Qiu-Mei Zhang
Reduced β2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI) has been demonstrated to exhibit a beneficial effect in diabetic atherosclerosis and retinal neovascularization. However, the effect of reduced β2GPI on vascular disorders in diabetic mellitus (DM) remains to be elucidated. The present study established a high glucose‑induced injury model using human umbilical cords veins (HUVECs) and evaluated the protective effects of reduced β2GPI against the injury. The data demonstrated that a low concentration of reduced β2GPI (0...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731059/optical-coherence-tomography-detection-of-characteristic-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thinning-in-nasal-hypoplasia-of-the-optic-disc
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M Haruta, R Kodama, R Yamakawa
PurposeTo determine the clinical usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in eyes with nasal hypoplasia of the optic discs (NHOD).Patients and methodsThe medical records of five patients (eight eyes) with NHOD were reviewed. The ratio of the disc-macula distance to the disc diameter (DM/DD) and the disc ovality ratio of the minimal to maximal DD were assessed using fundus photographs. The RNFL thicknesses of the temporal, superior, nasal, and inferior quadrants were evaluated using OCT quadrant maps...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731058/multicenter-study-of-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-optic-disc-pit-maculopathy-macpit-study
#7
R Avci, Z Kapran, Ş Ozdek, M Y Teke, O Oz, D Guven, S Yilmaz, B Kaderli, A H Durukan, G Sobaci, Y B Unver, L Akduman, S Kaynak, I Dogan, U U Inan
PurposeTo evaluate surgical intervention with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for correction of optic disc pit maculopathy (ODP-M).Patients and methodsRetrospective chart review from 13 centres of 51 eyes of 50 patients with ODP-M who underwent PPV between 2002-2014. Anatomic and final best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) outcomes were evaluated for all cases with different adjuvant techniques.ResultsThere were 23 males and 27 females with median age 25.5 (6-68) years. Preoperative median foveal thickness was 694...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731057/idiopathic-macular-holes-and-direction-of-vitreomacular-traction-structural-changes-and-surgical-outcomes
#8
C-Y Tsai, Y-T Hsieh, T-T Lai, C-M Yang
PurposeTo compare the structural changes, clinical course, and treatment outcomes of vertical and horizontal vitreomacular traction (VMT) induced impending macular holes (IMHs) and full-thickness macular holes (FTMHs).MethodsIn this retrospective study, 23 and 32 cases of IMHs and FTMHs, respectively, were analyzed. The IMH cases were divided into two subgroups: IMH with and without foveal detachment. Vitreofoveal traction angles (TAs) between the inner retinal surface and posterior hyaloid were measured from horizontal and vertical optical coherence tomography (OCT) images by using the trigonometric function (the angle equals the arctangent of the height over the base) after adjustments for magnification factors...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731054/does-bariatric-surgery-prevent-progression-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Y Chen, J P Laybourne, M T Sandinha, N Mw de Alwis, P Avery, D H Steel
PurposeTo assess the changes in diabetic retinopathy (DR) in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients post bariatric surgery and report on the risk factors that may be associated with it.Patients and methodsRetrospective observational study of T2DM patients who underwent bariatric surgery in a UK specialist bariatric unit between 2009 and 2015. Preoperative and postoperative weight, HbA1c, and annual DR screening results were collected from medical records. Patients with preoperative retinal screening and at least one postoperative retinal screening were eligible for analysis...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731053/oct-angiography-documented-reperfusion-of-translocated-autologous-full-thickness-rpe-choroid-graft-for-complicated-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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M Veckeneer, C Augustinus, E Feron, P-P Schauwvlieghe, J Ruys, I Cosemans, J Van Meurs
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to investigate the reperfusion of translocated retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-choroid graft in the treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), using OCT angiography (OCTA), a novel non-invasive, high-resolution imaging modality.Patients and methodsEighteen eyes of 18 consecutive patients suffering from complicated nAMD underwent RPE-choroid patch graft translocation surgery using a peripheral retinotomy and flap-over technique. We analyzed functional and anatomical outcome using visual acuity, Spectral Domain OCT and OCTA...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730968/modulation-of-the-immune-system-for-the-treatment-of-glaucoma
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Katharina Bell, Nadine von Thun Und Hohenstein-Blaul, Julia Teister, Franz H Grus
At present intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering therapies are the only approach to treat glaucoma. Neuroprotective strategies to protect the retinal ganglion cells (RGC) from apoptosis are lacking to date. Results from clinical studies revealed altered immunoreactivities against retinal and optic nerve antigens in sera and aqueous humor of glaucoma patients and point toward an autoimmune involvement in glaucomatous neurodegeneration and RGC death. IgG accumulations along with plasma cells were found localised in human glaucomatous retinae in a pro-inflammatory environment possibly maintained by microglia...
July 19, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730556/stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-the-role-of-pigmentation-as-maturation-marker-and-gene-expression-profile-comparison-with-human-endogenous-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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A Bennis, J G Jacobs, L A E Catsburg, J B Ten Brink, C Koster, R O Schlingemann, J van Meurs, T G M F Gorgels, P D Moerland, V M Heine, A A Bergen
In age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deteriorates, leading to photoreceptor decay and severe vision loss. New therapeutic strategies aim at RPE replacement by transplantation of pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived RPE. Several protocols to generate RPE have been developed where appearance of pigmentation is commonly used as indicator of RPE differentiation and maturation. It is, however, unclear how different pigmentation stages reflect developmental stages and functionality of PSC-derived RPE cells...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730400/evaluation-of-retrobulbar-blood-flow-and-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ali Kal, Enes Duman, Almila Sarıgül Sezenöz, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Öznur Kal
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether retrobulbar blood flow and choroidal thickness (CT) are affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the relationship between these values. METHODS: We evaluated 40 eyes of 20 RA patients and 40 eyes of 20 healthy controls. The enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, color Doppler imaging, was held. Statistical analysis was performed. RESULTS: Peak systolic velocity (PSV) of ophthalmic (OA) and central retinal artery (CRA) were significantly higher in RA...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730399/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-susac-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Lisa Toto, Alfonso Senatore, Alessandro D'Uffizi, Piergiorgio Neri, Cesare Mariotti, Marica Tina Maccarone, Luca Di Antonio
PURPOSE: To report clinical features of Susac's syndrome (SS) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 25-year-old Caucasian female with a history of non-pulsatile migraine, tinnitus, and verbal apraxia complaining of peripheral scotoma in left eye due to branch retinal arteriole occlusion (BRAO) was diagnosed as having SS after audiometric test, brain magnetic resonance imaging, and multimodal retinal imaging...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730123/iprgcs-possible-causation-accounts-for-the-higher-prevalence-of-sleep-disorders-in-glaucoma-patients
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Zhen-Zhen Guo, Shan-Ming Jiang, Li-Ping Zeng, Li Tang, Ni Li, Zhu-Ping Xu, Xin Wei
Sleep accounts for a third of one's lifetime, partial or complete deprivation of sleep could elicit sever disorders of body function. Previous studies have reported the higher prevalence of sleep disorders in glaucoma patients, but the definite mechanism for this phenomenon is unknown. On the other hand, it is well known by us that the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) serve additional ocular functions, called non-image-forming (NIF) functions, in the regulation of circadian rhythm, melatonin secretion, sleep, mood and others...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730119/predictors-for-attending-annual-eye-screening-for-diabetic-retinopathy-amongst-patients-with-diabetes-in-an-urban-community-of-beijing
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Yan-Hong Zou, Qian Li, Shan-Shan Cui, Wei Jia, Ning Zhang, Kai Ma, Torkel Snellingen, Xi-Pu Liu
AIM: To gain a better understanding of possible factors that may influence the decision of diabetes persons to participate in annual eye screening in an urban community setting of China. METHODS: A structured interview including questions on attendance of eye screening, knowledge and awareness of diabetic retinopathy was conducted. The presence and degree of retinopathy were assessed using two field non-mydriatic retinal photography. RESULTS: Totally 720 diabetes persons were recruited and 519 were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730118/efficiency-and-safety-of-laser-photocoagulation-with-or-without-intravitreal-ranibizumab-for-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tian-Wei Qian, Meng-Ya Zhao, Xin-Xin Li, Xun Xu
AIM: To compare the therapeutic effect and safety of laser photocoagulation along with intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) versus laser therapy in treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS: Pertinent publications were identified through comprehensive searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing IVR+laser to laser monotherapy in patients with DME. Therapeutic effect estimates were determined by weighted mean differences (WMD) of change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) at 6, 12, or 24mo after initial treatment, and the risk ratios (RR) for the proportions of patients with at least 10 letters of improvement or reduction at 12mo...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730114/diagnostic-capability-of-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-parameters-in-time-domain-versus-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-assessing-glaucoma-in-high-myopia
#18
Mei-Ching Teng, Yi-Chieh Poon, Kuo-Chi Hung, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Ing-Chou Lai, Jen-Chia Tsai, Pei-Wen Lin, Chien-Yun Wu, Chueh-Tan Chen, Pei-Chang Wu
AIM: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic capabilities of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (p-RNFL) parameters of Spectralis optical coherence tomography (OCT) versus Stratus OCT to detect glaucoma in patients with high myopia. METHODS: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study. Sixty highly myopic eyes of 60 patients were enrolled, with 30 eyes in the glaucoma group and 30 eyes in the control group. All eyes received peripapillary imaging of the optic disc using Stratus and Spectralis OCT...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730106/mitochondrial-expression-and-activity-of-p-glycoprotein-under-oxidative-stress-in-outer-blood-retinal-barrier
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Yue-Hong Zhang, Juan Li, Wei-Zhong Yang, Zhuan-Hua Xian, Qi-Ting Feng, Xiang-Cai Ruan
AIM: To investigate the role of oxidative stress in regulating the functional expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in mitochondria of D407 cells. METHODS: D407 cells were exposed to different ranges of concentrations of H2O2. The mitochondrial location of P-gp in the cells subjected to oxidative stress was detected by confocal analysis. Expression of P-gp in isolated mitochondria was assessed by Western blot. The pump activity of P-gp was evaluated by performing the efflux study on isolated mitochondria with Rhodamine 123 (Rho-123) alone and in the presence of P-gp inhibitor (Tariquidar) using flow cytometry analysis...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730105/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-by-preventing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Shu-Wei Tian, Yuan Ren, Jin-Zhi Pei, Bai-Chao Ren, Yuan He
AIM: To investigate the potential of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) to protect the immortalized rat retinal ganglion cells-5 (RGC-5) exposed to CoCl2-induced chemical hypoxia. METHODS: After being differentiated with staurosporine (SS), RGC-5 cells were cultured in four conditions: control group cells cultured in Dulbecco's modified eagle medium (DMEM) supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 100 µmol/mL streptomycin and penicillin (named as normal conditions); hypoxia group cells cultured in DMEM containing 300 µmol/mL CoCl2; cells in the group protected by PEDF were first pretreated with 100 ng/mL PEDF for 2h and then cultured in the same condition as hypoxia group cells; and PEDF group cells that were cultured in the presence of 100 ng/mL PEDF under normal conditions...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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