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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150936/the-roles-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-tissue-development-and-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Maryam Majidinia, Javad Aghazadeh, Rana Jahanban-Esfahlani, Bahman Yousefi
Regenerative medicine is a translational field which combines tissue engineering and molecular biology to construct spare organs or help injured or defective tissues to regenerate or restore their normal functions. This is particularly important with specific organs such as heart, central nervous system, retina or limbs which possess very limited regenerative capacity. As such, regenerative medicine has received peculiar attention in the last decade. In this regard, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been subject to intensive research, since it plays many essential roles in the regulation of the progenitor cell fate, developmental decisions, proliferation during embryonic development, and adult tissue homeostasis...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150673/m%C3%A3-ller-glial-micrornas-are-required-for-the-maintenance-of-glial-homeostasis-and-retinal-architecture
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Stefanie G Wohl, Nikolas L Jorstad, Edward M Levine, Thomas A Reh
To better understand the roles of microRNAs in glial function, we used a conditional deletion of Dicer1 (Dicer-CKOMG) in retinal Müller glia (MG). Dicer1 deletion from the MG leads to an abnormal migration of the cells as early as 1 month after the deletion. By 6 months after Dicer1 deletion, the MG form large aggregations and severely disrupt normal retinal architecture and function. The most highly upregulated gene in the Dicer-CKOMG MG is the proteoglycan Brevican (Bcan) and overexpression of Bcan results in similar aggregations of the MG in wild-type retina...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150265/hypothesis-watershed-zones-in-the-human-eye-are-a-key-for-understanding-glaucomatous-retinal-damage
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Christian Albrecht May, Paul Rutkowski
The pathogenesis of glaucoma is complex which has led to numerous hypothesizes concerning the important factors creating this specific type of inner retinal degeneration namely apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells. We favor a primary vascular etiology and provide evidence that the pathogenesis of glaucoma should not be confined to changes exclusively at the optic nerve head but must include changes occurring in the peripheral retina with particular emphasis on the watershed zones of both the retina and choroid...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149913/subadditive-responses-to-extremely-short-blue-and-green-pulsed-light-on-visual-evoked-potentials-pupillary-constriction-and-electroretinograms
#4
Soomin Lee, Yuria Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Shimomura, Tetsuo Katsuura
BACKGROUND: The simultaneous exposure to blue and green light was reported to result in less melatonin suppression than monochromatic exposure to blue or green light. Here, we conducted an experiment using extremely short blue- and green-pulsed light to examine their visual and nonvisual effects on visual evoked potentials (VEPs), pupillary constriction, electroretinograms (ERGs), and subjective evaluations. METHODS: Twelve adult male subjects were exposed to three light conditions: blue-pulsed light (2...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148528/why-the-macula
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REVIEW
A C Bird, D Bok
The regional susceptibility of the retina to diseases has been well known by clinicians for many years. It is surprising that the implications of these observations have not spawned major research efforts to characterise the structural and functional attributes of the outer retina in different regions of a foveate retina. Without such an effort, the understanding of the disease mechanisms in retinal dystrophies will remain limited and may hamper therapeutic efforts. That outer retinal disease is responsible for over 50% of blind registration in the western world underlines the importance of these considerations...
November 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148158/long-term-anesthetic-protocol-in-rats-feasibility-in-electrophysiology-studies-in-visual-prosthesis
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Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, Veronica Tatarinoff, Nigel H Lovell, John W Morley, Gregg J Suaning
Electrical stimulation of excitable cells provides therapeutic benefits for a variety of medical conditions, including restoration of partial vision to those blinded via some types of retinal degeneration. To improve visual percepts elicited by the current technology, researchers are conducting acute electrophysiology experiments, mainly in cats. However, the rat can provide a model of a range of retinal diseases and possesses a sufficiently large eye to be used in this field. This article presents a long-term anesthetic protocol to enable electrophysiology experiments to further the development of visual prostheses...
November 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147565/operating-room-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#7
Ahmad M Mansour, Rola Hamam
Objectives: The operating room is a place of surgical intervention with its accompanying bodily and cognitive strain on the performers. Stress in the operating room may lead to the onset of central serous chorioretinopathy as reported hereby in a retina surgeon and is labeled as operating room central serous chorioretinopathy. Methods: The same operator performed the optical coherence tomography scans on one retina surgeon. A masked observer estimated the maximal height of the subretinal fluid...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145690/-visual-analysis-of-retinal-oct-data
#8
Martin Röhlig, Anselm Jünemann, Dagmar-Christiane Fischer, Ruby Kala Prakasam, Oliver Stachs, Heidrun Schumann
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables noninvasive high-resolution 3D imaging of the human retina, and thus plays a fundamental role in ophthalmology. Via OCT examination, even subtle retinal changes can be captured, which occur in very early stages of different diseases (e.g., glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, or age-related macular degeneration). Yet, analyzing the resulting data is challenging. Conventionally, OCT data are strongly aggregated via automated methods. While this reduces the amount of information to be analyzed, it also makes it difficult, if not impossible, to identify small and localized retinal changes...
November 16, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145208/curcumin-delays-retinal-degeneration-by-regulating-microglia-activation-in-the-retina-of-rd1-mice
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Yanhe Wang, Zhiyuan Yin, Lixiong Gao, Dayu Sun, Xisu Hu, Langyue Xue, Jiaman Dai, YuXiao Zeng, Siyu Chen, Boju Pan, Min Chen, Jing Xie, Haiwei Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is characterized by degeneration of photoreceptors, and there are currently no effective treatments for this disease. However, curcumin has shown neuroprotectant efficacy in a RP rat and swine model, and thus, may have neuroprotective effects in this disease. METHODS: Immunofluorescence staining, electroretinogram recordings, and behavioral tests were used to analyze the effects of curcumin and the underlying mechanism in retinal degeneration 1 (rd1) mice...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142497/expression-of-ccl2-and-its-receptor-in-activation-and-migration-of-microglia-and-monocytes-induced-by-photoreceptor-apoptosis
#10
ChaoYi Feng, Xin Wang, TianJin Liu, Meng Zhang, GeZhi Xu, YingQin Ni
Purpose: To explore the effect of the CCL2 and CCR2 system on the activation and migration of microglia and monocytes in light-induced photoreceptor apoptosis. Methods: At 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, and 14 days after light exposure, OX42 and ED1 immunostaining were used to label the activation and migration of microglia and monocytes. Double immunostaining of CCL2 with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), OX42, or glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) was applied to explore the relationships among CCL2, apoptotic photoreceptors, activated microglia and monocytes, and macroglial cells (Müller cells and astrocytes)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141877/giving-invertebrates-an-eye-exam-an-ophthalmoscope-that-utilizes-the-autofluorescence-of-photoreceptors
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Annette Stowasser, Madeline Owens, Elke K Buschbeck
One of the most important functional features of eyes is focusing light, as both nearsightedness and farsightedness have major functional implications. Accordingly, refractive errors are frequently assessed in vertebrates, but not in the very small invertebrate eyes. We describe a micro-ophthalmoscope that takes advantage of autofluorescent properties of invertebrate photoreceptors and test the device on the relatively well-understood eyes of jumping spiders and flies. In each case, our measurements confirmed previous findings with a greater degree of accuracy...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141686/anisotropic-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-scaffolding-supports-a-multiplex-lattice-mosaic-of-photoreceptors-in-zebrafish-retina
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Mikiko Nagashima, Jeremy Hadidjojo, Linda K Barthel, David K Lubensky, Pamela A Raymond
BACKGROUND: The multiplex, lattice mosaic of cone photoreceptors in the adult fish retina is a compelling example of a highly ordered epithelial cell pattern, with single cell width rows and columns of cones and precisely defined neighbor relationships among different cone types. Cellular mechanisms patterning this multiplex mosaic are not understood. Physical models can provide new insights into fundamental mechanisms of biological patterning. In earlier work, we developed a mathematical model of photoreceptor cell packing in the zebrafish retina, which predicted that anisotropic mechanical tension in the retinal epithelium orients planar polarized adhesive interfaces to align the columns as cone photoreceptors are generated at the retinal margin during post-embryonic growth...
November 15, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141386/-clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-effect-observation-of-congenital-aniridia-combined-with-cataract
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X H Wu, Q Z Cao, Y X Hu, J N Lin, H T Lin, W R Chen, Y Z Liu
Objective: To analyze the clinical manifestations, surgical approaches and postoperative prognosis for the cases of congenital aniridia combined with cataract. Methods: In this retrospective case series, 26 patients diagnosed with congenital aniridia combined with cataract were collected from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center from February 2002 to August 2016. The Clinical data were collected to analyze the clinical features, surgical approaches and postoperative prognosis. T-test was used for statistical analysis...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141247/connections-of-anterior-thalamic-visual-centers-in-the-leopard-frog-rana-pipiens
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Eric W Recktenwald, Elizabeth A Dudkin, Laura K Skorina, William M Saidel, Edward R Gruberg
The amphibian retina projects to two discrete regions of neuropil in the anterior thalamus: the neuropil of Bellonci and the corpus geniculatum. These retinorecipient areas are encompassed within a larger zone of surrounding neuropil we call the NCZ (for neuropil of Bellonci/corpus geniculatum zone). The NCZ is characterized electrophysiologically by a distinctive tonic oscillatory response to blue light; it appears to be a visual module involved in processing the stationary visual environment. Using horseradish peroxidase (HRP), we mapped the connections of the NCZ...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140861/sealing-of-corneal-lacerations-using-photoactivated-rose-bengal-dye-and-amniotic-membrane
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Timothy A Soeken, Hong Zhu, Sheri DeMartelaere, Brett W Davies, Mirang Kim, Heuy-Ching Wang, James Aden, Rose Grimm, Clemens Alt, Irene E Kochevar, Anthony J Johnson
PURPOSE: Watertight closure of perforating corneoscleral lacerations is necessary to prevent epithelial ingrowth, infection, and potential loss of the eye. Complex lacerations can be difficult to treat, and repair with sutures alone is often inadequate. In this study, we evaluated a potentially sutureless technology for sealing complex corneal and scleral lacerations that bonds the amniotic membrane (AM) to the wound using only green light and rose bengal dye. METHODS: The AM was impregnated with rose bengal and then sealed over lacerations using green light to bond the AM to the deepithelialized corneal surface...
November 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140328/retina-simulating-phantom-produced-by-photolithography
#16
Denise Valente, Brian Vohnsen
Cone photoreceptors have a narrow acceptance angle that is well matched to the size of the eye pupil and dampens the visual impact of aberrations and scattering. However, the structure of the human retina is not replicated in existing eye models used to test refractive designs or retinal implants that restore partial vision to the blind. Here, we report on an artificial waveguide-based retinal phantom manufactured by photolithography in photoresist film with dimensions and refractive index contrast similar to the retinal receptor layer...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139167/the-zinc-finger-gene-nolz1-regulates-the-formation-of-retinal-progenitor-cells-and-suppresses-the-lim3-lhx3-phenotype-of-retinal-bipolar-cells-in-chicken-retina
#17
Maria K E Blixt, Dardan Konjusha, Henrik Ring, Finn Hallböök
BACKGROUND: The zinc-finger transcription factor Nolz1 regulates spinal cord neuron development by interacting with the transcription factors Isl1, Lim1 and Lim3, which are also important for photoreceptors, horizontal and bipolar cells during retinal development. We therefore studied Nolz1 during retinal development. RESULTS: Nolz1 expression was seen in two waves during development: one early (peak at embryonic day 3-4.5) in retinal progenitors and one late (embryonic day 8) in newly differentiated cells in the inner nuclear layer...
November 15, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138533/comparison-of-visual-outcomes-after-bilateral-implantation-of-a-diffractive-trifocal-intraocular-lens-and-blended-implantation-of-an-extended-depth-of-focus-intraocular-lens-with-a-diffractive-bifocal-intraocular-lens
#18
André Lins de Medeiros, André Gustavo de Araújo Rolim, Antonio Francisco Pimenta Motta, Bruna Vieira Ventura, César Vilar, Mário Augusto Pereira Dias Chaves, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Wilson Takashi Hida
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the visual outcomes and subjective visual quality between bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens, Alcon Acrysof IQ(®) PanOptix(®) TNFT00 (group A), and blended implantation of an extended depth of focus lens, J&J Tecnis Symfony(®) ZXR00 with a diffractive bifocal intraocular lens, J&J Vision Tecnis(®) ZMB00 (group B). Methods: This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive, comparative study included the assessment of 40 eyes in 20 patients implanted with multifocal intraocular lens...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138314/imaging-and-quantifying-ganglion-cells-and-other-transparent-neurons-in-the-living-human-retina
#19
Zhuolin Liu, Kazuhiro Kurokawa, Furu Zhang, John J Lee, Donald T Miller
Ganglion cells (GCs) are fundamental to retinal neural circuitry, processing photoreceptor signals for transmission to the brain via their axons. However, much remains unknown about their role in vision and their vulnerability to disease leading to blindness. A major bottleneck has been our inability to observe GCs and their degeneration in the living human eye. Despite two decades of development of optical technologies to image cells in the living human retina, GCs remain elusive due to their high optical translucency...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137925/polycomb-repression-complex-2-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-retinal-progenitor-cells-and-balanced-retinal-differentiation
#20
Naoko Fujimura, Andrea Kuzelova, Anja Ebert, Hynek Strnad, Jitka Lachova, Ondrej Machon, Meinrad Busslinger, Zbynek Kozmik
Polycomb repressive complexes maintain transcriptional repression of genes encoding crucial developmental regulators through chromatin modification. Here we investigated the role of Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) in retinal development by inactivating its key components Eed and Ezh2. Conditional deletion of Ezh2 resulted in a partial loss of PRC2 function and accelerated differentiation of Müller glial cells. In contrast, inactivation of Eed led to the ablation of PRC2 function at early postnatal stage...
November 11, 2017: Developmental Biology
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