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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654984/osteoprotegerin-is-a-new-regulator-of-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Sofie Struyf, Ghulam Mohammad, Mieke Gouwy, Pieter Rytinx, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Cristina Hernández, Kaiser Alam, Ahmed Mousa, Gert De Hertogh, Ghislain Opdenakker, Rafael Simó
Purpose: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a novel regulator of endothelial cell function, angiogenesis, and vasculogenesis. We correlated expression levels of OPG with those of the angiogenic and inflammatory factors vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). We also examined expression of OPG in retinas from diabetic rats and diabetic patients and measured production of OPG by human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMEC) and investigated its angiogenic activity...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654039/electrophysiological-method-for-whole-cell-voltage-clamp-recordings-from-drosophila-photoreceptors
#2
Ben Katz, Rita Gutorov, Elisheva Rhodes-Mordov, Roger C Hardie, Baruch Minke
Whole-cell voltage clamp recordings from Drosophila melanogaster photoreceptors have revolutionized the field of invertebrate visual transduction, enabling the use of D. melanogaster molecular genetics to study inositol-lipid signaling and Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels at the single-molecule level. A handful of labs have mastered this powerful technique, which enables the analysis of the physiological responses to light under highly controlled conditions. This technique allows control over the intracellular and extracellular media; the membrane voltage; and the fast application of pharmacological compounds, such as a variety of ionic or pH indicators, to the intra- and extracellular media...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653207/-familial-exsudative-vitreoretinopathy-fevr-in-childhood
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A E Laubichler, P Laubichler, D Zapp, M Klopfer, M Ulbig
A case of secondary neovascularization of the optic disc in familial exsudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is reported. A 12-year-old girl presented with decreased visual acuity of the right eye to 0.05. Funduscopy showed a prominent fibrovascular neovascularization of the optic disc covering the macula. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated circular peripheral ischemia as well as vascular anomalies in both eyes. Peripheral laser coagulation of the ischemic retina of the right eye was conducted with the patient under general anesthesia...
June 26, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652188/streptozocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-results-in-decreased-density-of-cgrp-sensory-and-th-sympathetic-nerve-fibers-that-are-positively-correlated-with-bone-loss-at-the-mouse-femoral-neck
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Iris Abigail Enríquez Pérez, Karla Estefanía Galindo Ordoñez, Christian Emanuel Pantoja Ortiz, Arisai Martínez, Rosa Issel Acosta González, Enriqueta Muñoz Islas, Juan Miguel Jiménez Andrade
Type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) results in loss of innervation in some tissues including epidermis and retina; however, the effect on bone innervation is unknown. Likewise, T1DM results in pathological bone loss and increased risk of fracture. Thus, we quantified the density of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP(+)) sensory and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH(+)) sympathetic nerve fibers and determined the association between the innervation density and microarchitecture of trabecular bone at the mouse femoral neck...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652140/erythropoietin-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#5
Gerard Reid, Noemi Lois
Over the past years, knowledge has expanded with regards to the multiple roles played by Erythropoietin (EPO) in the body. Once believed to be a hormone synthesised in the kidney and involved only in the modulation of erythrocyte production, it is recognised now that EPO can be produced in many tissues, including the retina, and by many cells. In these tissues EPO is released in response to "tissue injury" and appears to have protective functions. Despite the extensive research conducted to date, the cues leading to release of EPO and its effects in the normal and diseased retina have not been fully elucidated...
June 23, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650920/intraoperative-imaging-of-retained-perfluorocarbon-liquid-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Margaret R Strampe, Mark M Kaehr, Joseph Carroll, Judy E Kim
PURPOSE: To report images of retained perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) on the surface of the retina obtained during an intraoperative use of hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: A 54-year-old man underwent pars plana vitrectomy with injection of PFCL to repair retinal detachment. Postoperatively, visually significant PFCL droplets were found to be retained in the eye. During the surgical removal of PFCL, a hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to image the retina with the patient supine...
June 19, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649427/global-rise-of-potential-health-hazards-caused-by-blue-light-induced-circadian-disruption-in-modern-aging-societies
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REVIEW
Megumi Hatori, Claude Gronfier, Russell N Van Gelder, Paul S Bernstein, Josep Carreras, Satchidananda Panda, Frederick Marks, David Sliney, Charles E Hunt, Tsuyoshi Hirota, Toshiharu Furukawa, Kazuo Tsubota
Mammals receive light information through the eyes, which perform two major functions: image forming vision to see objects and non-image forming adaptation of physiology and behavior to light. Cone and rod photoreceptors form images and send the information via retinal ganglion cells to the brain for image reconstruction. In contrast, nonimage-forming photoresponses vary widely from adjustment of pupil diameter to adaptation of the circadian clock. nonimage-forming responses are mediated by retinal ganglion cells expressing the photopigment melanopsin...
2017: NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649105/-aging-and-homeostasis-age-associated-diseases-and-clinical-application-of-nmn-nicotinamide-mononucleotide
#8
Junichiro Irie, Hiroshi Itoh
Sirtuins are NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase and have drawn much attention as important regulators of aging and longevity. Because NAD(+) decline during the aging process, the approach to regulating aging using NAD(+) precursor such as nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) to replenish cellular NAD(+) through the activation of sirtuins have been investigated. In various animal models, NMN has been shown to mitigate age-associated physiological changes in liver, adipose tissue, muscle, pancreas, kidney, retina, and central nerve system...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648799/fgf8-expression-and-degradation-of-retinoic-acid-are-required-for-patterning-a-high-acuity-area-in-the-retina
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Susana da Silva, Constance L Cepko
Species that are highly reliant on their visual system have a specialized retinal area subserving high-acuity vision, e.g., the fovea in humans. Although of critical importance for our daily activities, little is known about the mechanisms driving the development of retinal high-acuity areas (HAAs). Using the chick as a model, we found a precise and dynamic expression pattern of fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8) in the HAA anlage, which was regulated by enzymes that degrade retinoic acid (RA). Transient manipulation of RA signaling, or reduction of Fgf8 expression, disrupted several features of HAA patterning, including photoreceptor distribution, ganglion cell density, and organization of interneurons...
June 21, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647749/expression-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-hmgb1-and-toll-like-receptor-9-tlr9-in-retinas-of-diabetic-rats
#10
Shuang Jiang, Xiaolong Chen
BACKGROUND Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic optic neuropathy are important complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) which can lead to blindness in diabetic patients. Recent studies showed that chronic low-grade inflammation is thought to be one of the important pathophysiological mechanisms in the occurrence and development of DR and diabetes optic neuropathy. This study explored the expressions of inflammatory factors HMGB-1 and TLR9. MATERIAL AND METHODS SD rats were randomly divided into a diabetic mellitus group and a control group...
June 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647462/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-macular-features-after-proton-beam-radiotherapy-for-small-choroidal-melanoma
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Alexandre Sellam, Florence Coscas, Livia Lumbroso-Le Rouic, Rémi Dendale, Marco Lupidi, Gabriel Coscas, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux
PURPOSE: To describe the macular features of patients treated with proton beam therapy for choroidal melanoma (CM), using the optical coherence tomography-angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. METHODS: This study included patients treated with proton beam radiotherapy (PBR) for a small CM. Only patients that had received 100% of the dose 60 GyEBR to the macular area were included in the analysis. All the patients have undergone a full ophthalmological examination including: visual acuity, OCT B-scan and OCTA...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646507/influences-of-placental-growth-factor-on-mouse-retinal-vascular-development
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Vanessa R Kay, Chandrakant Tayade, Peter Carmeliet, B Anne Croy
BACKGROUND: Placental Growth Factor (PGF) is important for wound-healing and vascular collaterogenesis. PGF deficiency is associated with preeclampsia, a hypertensive disease of human pregnancy. Offspring born to preeclamptic mothers display cognitive impairments and brain vascular and neurostructural deviations. Low PGF production during development may contribute to alterations in offspring cerebrovascular beds. Retina is a readily accessible part of the central nervous system with a well-described pattern of vascular development in mice...
June 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646240/delineating-function-and-connectivity-of-optokinetic-hubs-in-the-cerebellum-and-the-brainstem
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Ria Maxine Ruehl, Carolin Hinkel, Thomas Bauermann, Peter Zu Eulenburg
Optokinetic eye movements are crucial for keeping a stable image on the retina during movements of the head. These eye movements can be differentiated into a cortically generated response (optokinetic look nystagmus) and the highly reflexive optokinetic stare nystagmus, which is controlled by circuits in the brainstem and cerebellum. The contributions of these infratentorial networks and their functional connectivity with the cortical eye fields are still poorly understood in humans. To map ocular motor centres in the cerebellum and brainstem, we studied stare nystagmus using small-field optokinetic stimuli in the horizontal and vertical directions in 22 healthy subjects...
June 23, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645749/a-population-of-g2-arrested-cells-are-selected-as-sensory-organ-precursors-for-the-interommatidial-bristles-of-the-drosophila-eye
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Joy H Meserve, Robert J Duronio
Cell cycle progression and differentiation are highly coordinated during the development of multicellular organisms. The mechanisms by which these processes are coordinated and how their coordination contributes to normal development are not fully understood. Here, we determine the developmental fate of a population of precursor cells in the developing Drosophila melanogaster retina that arrest in G2 phase of the cell cycle and investigate whether cell cycle phase-specific arrest influences the fate of these cells...
June 20, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645275/rapid-monocyte-infiltration-following-retinal-detachment-is-dependent-on-non-canonical-il6-signaling-through-gp130
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Xinlei Wang, Eric B Miller, Mayank Goswami, Pengfei Zhang, Kaitryn E Ronning, Sarah J Karlen, Robert J Zawadzki, Edward N Pugh, Marie E Burns
BACKGROUND: Retinal detachment (RD) can lead to proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a leading cause of intractable vision loss. PVR is associated with a cytokine storm involving common proinflammatory molecules like IL6, but little is known about the source and downstream signaling of IL6 and the consequences for the retina. Here, we investigated the early immune response and resultant cytokine signaling following RD in mice. METHODS: RD was induced in C57BL/6 J and IL6 knockout mice, and the resulting inflammatory response was examined using immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644209/an-atypical-case-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy
#16
Cheryl Haskes, Shannon Santapaola, Jordan Zinn
PURPOSE: This is a case presentation of paracentral acute middle maculopathy in a 33-year-old white man with borderline hyperlipidemia. Paracentral acute middle maculopathy was originally thought to be a variant of acute macular neuroretinopathy; however, it is now generally accepted that these two conditions are separate disease entities. The etiology, evolution, and pathophysiology of acute macular neuroretinopathy and paracentral acute middle maculopathy are discussed, as well as current diagnostic techniques...
June 21, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644178/temporal-thinning-in-sickle-cell-retinopathy-is-associated-with-diminished-perfusion-on-octa-and-dense-scotoma-on-microperimetery
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Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, Kakarla V Chalam
PURPOSE: To establish correlation between the structural compromise (capillary loss and hypoperfusion on optical coherence tomography [optical coherence tomography angiography]) with perimacular functional impairment noted on microperimetry. METHODS: Retrospective case series. Clinical records and multimodal imaging findings of patients presenting with sickle cell disease were reviewed. RESULTS: Three eyes of three patients (two men) were included in the study with a visual acuity of 20/20 and no sickle cell retinopathy...
June 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643719/alkaptonuria-a-case-report
#18
Nirupama Damarla, Prathima Linga, Mallika Goyal, Sanjay Reddy Tadisina, G Satyanarayana Reddy, Hymavathi Bommisetti
Alkaptonuria is a rare inborn error of metabolism with autosomal recessive inheritance with a mutation in homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase. It results in accumulation of homogentisic acid in connective tissues (ochronosis). Most common ocular manifestations are bluish-black discoloration of the conjunctiva, cornea, and sclera. In this case report, a 39-year-old Indian male patient with additional ocular features in the retina is described.
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643368/cell-lineage-tracing-in-the-retina-could-material-transfer-distort-conclusions
#19
Camille Boudreau-Pinsonneault, Michel Cayouette
Recent studies reported the transfer of fluorescent labels between grafted and host cells after transplantation of photoreceptor precursor cells in the mouse retina. While clearly impacting the interpretation of transplantation studies in the retina, the potential impact of material transfer in other experimental paradigms using cell-specific labels remains uncertain. Here, we briefly review the evidence supporting material transfer in transplantation studies and discuss whether it might influence retinal cell lineage tracing experiments in developmental and regeneration studies...
June 23, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643176/a-promising-tool-in-retina-regeneration-current-perspectives-and-challenges-when-using-mesenchymal-progenitor-stem-cells-in-veterinary-and-human-ophthalmological-applications
#20
REVIEW
Anna Cislo-Pakuluk, Krzysztof Marycz
Visual impairment is a common ailment of the current world population, with more exposure to CCD screens and fluorescent lighting, approximately 285 billion people suffer from this deficiency and 13% of those are considered clinically blind. More common causes for visual impairment include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (Zhu et al. Molecular Medicine Reports, 2015; Kolb et al. 2007; Machalińska et al. Current Eye Research, 34(9),748-760, 2009) among a few. As cases of retinal and optic nerve diseases rise, it is vital to find a treatment, which has led to investigation of the therapeutic potential of various stem cells types (Bull et al...
June 22, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
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