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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350449/lipoidal-corneal-degeneration-in-aged-falcons
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Bret A Moore, Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Kathleen L Adamson, Richard R Dubielzig, Thomas Kern, Ben J Gonzales, Peregrine Wolff, Christopher J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of idiopathic lipoidal corneal degeneration in falcons. ANIMALS STUDIED: Five falcons including three peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), one prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus), and one red-naped shaheen (Falco peregrinus babylonicus) were observed to develop slowly progressive corneal opacification that began at the temporal limbus and extended centripetally across the cornea over a period of years. Four of the birds were over 20 years old...
January 19, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332131/assessment-of-human-corneas-prior-to-transplantation-using-high-resolution-two-photon-imaging
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Ana Batista, Hans Georg Breunig, Aisada König, Andreas Schindele, Tobias Hager, Berthold Seitz, António Miguel Morgado, Karsten König
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using two-photon imaging (TPI) to assess the condition of human corneas for transplantation. Methods: Human corneas were imaged after different storage times: short-term (STS), medium-term (MTS), and long-term (LTS) storage. A high-resolution, custom-built 5-dimensional multiphoton microscope with 12-fs pulsed laser excitation was used for image acquisition. Results: Optical discrimination between different corneal layers and sublayers based on their morphologic characteristics revealed by two-photon autofluorescence (AF) is possible...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306866/mechanical-stress-potentiates-the-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-into-keratocytes
#3
Jialin Chen, Wei Zhang, Ludvig J Backman, Peyman Kelk, Patrik Danielson
AIMS: To explore the role of corneal-shaped static mechanical strain on the differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) into keratocytes and the possible synergistic effects of mechanics and inducing medium. METHODS: PDLSCs were exposed to 3% static dome-shaped mechanical strain in a Flexcell Tension System for 3 days and 7 days. Keratocyte phenotype was determined by gene expression of keratocyte markers. Keratocyte differentiation (inducing) medium was introduced in the Flexcell system, either continuously or intermittently combined with mechanical stimulation...
January 6, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283675/depth-dependent-out-of-plane-young-s-modulus-of-the-human-cornea
#4
Manuel A Ramirez-Garcia, Stephen R Sloan, Bennett Nidenberg, Yousuf M Khalifa, Mark R Buckley
Purpose/Aim: Despite their importance in accurate mechanical modeling of the cornea, the depth-dependent material properties of the cornea have only been partially elucidated. In this work, we characterized the depth-dependent out-of-plane Young's modulus of the central and peripheral human cornea with high spatial resolution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Central and peripheral corneal buttons from human donors were subjected to unconfined axial compression followed by stress relaxation for 30 min...
December 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239730/directed-differentiation-of-periocular-mesenchyme-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Matthew Lovatt, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Gary S Peh, Alan Colman, N Ray Dunn, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal tissue is the most transplanted of all body tissues. Currently, cadaveric donor tissues are used for transplantation. However, a global shortage of transplant grade material has prompted development of alternative, cell-based therapies for corneal diseases. Pluripotent stem cells are attractive sources of cells for regenerative medicine, because large numbers of therapeutically useful cells can be generated. However, a detailed understanding of how to differentiate clinically relevant cell types from stem cells is fundamentally required...
November 16, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227512/efficacy-and-safety-comparison-between-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-and-mitomycin-c-in-reducing-the-risk-of-corneal-haze-after-prk-treatment-in-vivo
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Govindaraj Anumanthan, Ajay Sharma, Michael Waggoner, Chuck W Hamm, Suneel Gupta, Nathan P Hesemann, Rajiv R Mohan
PURPOSE: This study compared the efficacy and safety of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and mitomycin C (MMC) up to 4 months in the prevention of corneal haze induced by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in rabbits in vivo. METHODS: Corneal haze in rabbits was produced with -9.00 diopter PRK. A single application of SAHA (25 μM) or MMC (0.02%) was applied topically immediately after PRK. Effects of the two drugs were analyzed by slit-lamp microscope, specular microscope, TUNEL assay, and immunofluorescence...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221207/chst6-mutation-screening-and-endoplasmatic-reticulum-stress-in-macular-corneal-dystrophy
#7
Liyuan Wang, Xianling Tang, Xiaolin Lv, Encheng Sun, Donglai Wu, Changlin Wang, Ping Liu
Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder mainly caused by gene mutations of carbohydrate sulfotransferase (CHST6) leading to bilateral visual impairment. Because the mechanism underlying this degeneration remains poorly understood, we investigated molecular alterations and pathways that may be involved in MCD in this issue. Different mutation sites were screened by direct sequencing of the coding region of CHST6. In addition, we described morphological changes in MCD keratocytes by light microscopy and electron microscopy and determined the relationship between the development of this disease and the occurrence of apoptosis through flow cytometry, cell counting kit-8, colony formation assay and other experiments...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217089/fully-coupled-mathematical-modeling-of-actomyosin-cytosolic-two-phase-flow-in-a-highly-deformable-moving-keratocyte-cell
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M R Nikmaneshi, B Firoozabadi, M S Saidi
Interaction between intracellular dynamics and extracellular matrix (ECM) generally occurred into very thin fragment of moving cell, namely lamellipodia, enables all movable cells to crawl on ECM. In fast-moving cells such as fish Keratocytes, Lamellipodia including most cell area finds a fan-like shape during migration, with a variety of aspect ratio function of fish type. In this work, our purpose is to present a novel and more complete two-dimensional continuum mathematical model of actomyosin-cytosolic two-phase flow of a self-deforming Keratocyte with circular spreaded to steady fan-like shape...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208552/controlling-human-corneal-stromal-stem-cell-contraction-to-mediate-rapid-cell-and-matrix-organization-of-real-architecture-for-3-dimensional-tissue-equivalents
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Dev Mukhey, James Phillips, Julie T Daniels, Alvena K Kureshi
The architecture of the human corneal stroma consists of a highly organized extracellular matrix (ECM) interspersed with keratocytes. Their progenitor cells; corneal stromal stem cells (CSSC) are located at the periphery, in the limbal stroma. A highly organized corneal ECM is critical for effective transmission of light but this structure may be compromised during injury or disease, resulting in loss of vision. Re-creating normal organization in engineered tissue equivalents for transplantation often involves lengthy culture times that are inappropriate for clinical use or utilisation of synthetic substrates that bring complications such as corneal melting...
December 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196743/repair-of-the-tgfbi-gene-in-human-corneal-keratocytes-derived-from-a-granular-corneal-dystrophy-patient-via-crispr-cas9-induced-homology-directed-repair
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Yukako Taketani, Kohdai Kitamoto, Toshihiro Sakisaka, Mikiko Kimakura, Tetsuya Toyono, Satoru Yamagami, Shiro Amano, Masahiko Kuroda, Tara Moore, Tomohiko Usui, Yasuo Ouchi
Granular corneal dystrophy (GCD) is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease in which multiple discrete and irregularly shaped granular opacities are deposited in the corneal stroma. GCD is caused by a point mutation in the transforming growth factor-β-induced (TGFBI) gene, located on chromosome 5q31. Here, we report the first successful application of CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing for the correction of a TGFBI mutation in GCD patient-derived primary corneal keratocytes via homology-directed repair (HDR)...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193831/mimicking-corneal-stroma-using-keratocyte-loaded-photopolymerizable-methacrylated-gelatin-hydrogels
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Cemile Kilic Bektas, Vasif Hasirci
Cell-laden GelMA hydrogels with high (ca. 90%) transparency were prepared to mimic the natural form and function of corneal stroma. They were synthesized from methacrylated gelatin with a methacrylation degree of 70% as determined by NMR. Hydrogels were strong enough to withstand handling. Stability studies showed that 87% of the GelMA hydrogels remained after 21 days in PBS. Cell viability in the first two days was over 90% for the human keratocytes loaded in the gels as determined with the Live-Dead analysis...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149196/easy-xeno-free-and-feeder-free-method-for-isolating-and-growing-limbal-stromal-and-epithelial-stem-cells-of-the-human-cornea
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Djida Ghoubay-Benallaoua, Céline de Sousa, Raphaël Martos, Gaël Latour, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Elisabeth Dupin, Vincent Borderie
Epithelial and stromal stem cells are required to maintain corneal transparency. The aim of the study was to develop a new method to isolate and grow both corneal stromal (SSC) and epithelial limbal (LSC) stem cells from small human limbal biopsies under culture conditions in accordance with safety requirements mandatory for clinical use in humans. Superficial limbal explants were retrieved from human donor corneo-scleral rims. Human limbal cells were dissociated by digestion with collagenase A, either after epithelial scraping or with no scraping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134127/the-characterization-of-human-oral-mucosal-fibroblasts-and-their-use-as-feeder-cells-in-cultivated-epithelial-sheets
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Kazunari Higa, Yoshiyuki Satake, Jun Shimazaki
Aim: To characterize human oral mucosa middle interstitial tissue fibroblasts (hOMFs) and their application in the cultivation of epithelial sheets. Methodology: hOMFs were cultured with methylcellulose to form cell clusters. hOMFs amplified in adhesive culture were analyzed by flow cytometry, and were found to differentiate into multiple cell types suitable for the cultivation of human corneal epithelial sheets. hOMFs were expanded from clusters to analyze CD56 and PDGFRα expression...
November 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132420/substance-p-and-patterned-silk-biomaterial-stimulate-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-to-form-corneal-stroma-in-a-bioengineered-three-dimensional-model
#14
Jialin Chen, Wei Zhang, Peyman Kelk, Ludvig J Backman, Patrik Danielson
BACKGROUND: We aimed to generate a bioengineered multi-lamellar human corneal stroma tissue in vitro by differentiating periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) towards keratocytes on an aligned silk membrane. METHODS: Human PDLSCs were isolated and identified. The neuropeptide substance P (SP) was added in keratocyte differentiation medium (KDM) to evaluate its effect on keratocyte differentiation of PDLSCs. PDLSCs were then seeded on patterned silk membrane and cultured with KDM and SP...
November 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128534/development-of-gelatin-ascorbic-acid-cryogels-for-potential-use-in-corneal-stromal-tissue-engineering
#15
Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai, Shih-Feng Chou, Yi-Jen Hsueh, David Hui-Kang Ma
To offer an ideal hospitable environment for corneal keratocyte growth, the carrier materials can be functionalized with incorporation of signaling molecules to regulate cell biological events. This study reports, for the first time, the development of gelatin/ascorbic acid (AA) cryogels for keratocyte carriers in vitro and in vivo. The cryogel samples were fabricated by blending of gelatin with varying amounts of AA (0-300 mg) and carbodiimide cross-linking via cryogelation technique. Hydrophilic AA content in the carriers was found to significantly affect cross-linking degree and pore dimension of cryogels, thereby dictating their mechanical and biological stability and AA release profile...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123364/corneal-lenticule-storage-before-reimplantation
#16
Yu-Chi Liu, Geraint P Williams, Ben L George, Yu Qiang Soh, Xin Yi Seah, Gary Swee Lim Peh, Gary Hin Fai Yam, Jodhbir S Mehta
Purpose: To explore the optimal lenticule storage conditions that maintain lenticule integrity and clarity. Methods: A total of 99 lenticules obtained from myopic patients undergoing small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were divided into four combinations for short-term storage conditions: PBS, Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM), Optisol GS, or anhydrous glycerol. Two thirds of the lenticules were further stored for 4 weeks under eight different conditions...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120718/wound-healing-in-rabbit-corneas-after-flapless-refractive-lenticule-extraction-with-a-345%C3%A2-nm-ultraviolet-femtosecond-laser
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Christian M Hammer, Corinna Petsch, Jörg Klenke, Katrin Skerl, Christian Wüllner, Christof Donitzky, Friedrich Paulsen, Michael Scholz, Theo Seiler, Friedrich E Kruse, Johannes Menzel-Severing
PURPOSE: To characterize corneal wound healing in a rabbit model after flapless refractive lenticule extraction with a 345 nm ultraviolet femtosecond laser. SETTING: Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy II, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Wavelight GmbH, Erlangen, Germany. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Flapless refractive lenticule extraction was performed in 1 eye each of 20 New Zealand white rabbits (-5...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117318/lamin-cleavage-a-reliable-marker-for-studying-staurosporine-induced-apoptosis-in-corneal-tissue
#18
Siddharth Mahajan, Daniel Thieme, Marta Czugala, Friedrich E Kruse, Thomas A Fuchsluger
Purpose: The aims of this study were to identify a robust apoptosis marker suitable for both quantification and back-to-back analyses of programmed cell death and to define specific upstream targets for apoptosis in corneal cells. Methods: Apoptotic cleavage of initiator caspases and their downstream targets such as lamins and poly-ADP ribose polymerase was investigated in human corneal endothelial cells (HCEC-12), keratocytes (HCK), epithelial cells (HCEp), and full-thickness corneas using Western blotting and confocal microscopy following apoptosis induction with staurosporine...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111817/structural-ultrastructural-and-morphometric-study-of-the-zebrafish-ocular-surface-a-model-for-human-corneal-diseases
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Domenico Puzzolo, Antonina Pisani, Consuelo Malta, Giuseppe Santoro, Alessandro Meduri, Francesco Abbate, Giuseppe Montalbano, Edward Wylegala, Rosa Alba Rana, Fabio Bucchieri, Antonio Ieni, Pasquale Aragona, Antonio Micali
PURPOSE: A morphological and morphometric study of the adult zebrafish ocular surface was performed to provide a comprehensive description of its parts and to evaluate its similarity to the human. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The eyes of adult zebrafish were processed for light, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and for immunohistochemical stain of corneal nerves; a morphometric analysis was also performed on several morphological parameters. RESULTS: The corneal epithelium was formed by five layers of cells...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067107/conventional-vs-pulsed-light-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-the-treatment-of-progressive-keratoconus-12-month-results-from-a-prospective-study
#20
Liang-Zhu Jiang, Wei Jiang, Shi-Yan Qiu
The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical outcomes of conventional corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and pulsed-light accelerated CXL (pl-ACXL) in the eyes of patients with progressive keratoconus. A total of 72 eyes with progressive keratoconus in 58 patients were equally divided into the CXL and pl-ACXL treatment groups. The CXL treatment was performed using the UVX 1000 system with 0.1% riboflavin solution in 20% dextran presoak for 30 min, and 3 mW/cm2 ultraviolet A (UVA) light for 30 min...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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