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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778740/alpha-1-antitrypsin-ameliorates-inflammation-and-neurodegeneration-in-the-diabetic-mouse-retina
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Gustavo Ortiz, Emiliano S Lopez, Juan P Salica, Constanza Potilinski, Mariano Fernández Acquier, Eduardo Chuluyan, Juan E Gallo
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common cause of blindness in the working age population. Early events of DR are accompanied by neurodegeneration of the inner retina resulting in ganglion cell loss. These findings together with reduced retinal thickness are observed within the first weeks of experimental DR. Besides, an inflammatory process is triggered in DR in which the innate immune response plays a relevant role. Alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT), an inhibitor of serine proteases, has shown anti-inflammatory properties in several diseases...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778487/clinical-characteristics-of-pediatric-optic-neuritis-with-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-seropositive-a-cohort-study
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Qian Chen, Guixian Zhao, Yongheng Huang, Zhenxin Li, Xinghuai Sun, Ping Lu, Yan San, Min Wang, Guohong Tian
BACKGROUND: The clinical characteristics of patients with pediatric optic neuritis with seropositive myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies in Asia have not been reported. METHODS: Patients ≤18 years old with acute onset optic neuritis were enrolled. Serum myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein and aquaporin-4 antibodies were detected and patients were followed-up for at least six months. The clinical features were evaluated among myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-seropositive optic neuritis, aquaporin-4-seropositive optic neuritis, and double seronegative optic neuritis...
March 13, 2018: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775596/digital-museum-of-retinal-ganglion-cells-with-dense-anatomy-and-physiology
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J Alexander Bae, Shang Mu, Jinseop S Kim, Nicholas L Turner, Ignacio Tartavull, Nico Kemnitz, Chris S Jordan, Alex D Norton, William M Silversmith, Rachel Prentki, Marissa Sorek, Celia David, Devon L Jones, Doug Bland, Amy L R Sterling, Jungman Park, Kevin L Briggman, H Sebastian Seung
When 3D electron microscopy and calcium imaging are used to investigate the structure and function of neural circuits, the resulting datasets pose new challenges of visualization and interpretation. Here, we present a new kind of digital resource that encompasses almost 400 ganglion cells from a single patch of mouse retina. An online "museum" provides a 3D interactive view of each cell's anatomy, as well as graphs of its visual responses. The resource reveals two aspects of the retina's inner plexiform layer: an arbor segregation principle governing structure along the light axis and a density conservation principle governing structure in the tangential plane...
May 17, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775216/neuroimmflammation-and-microglia-in-glaucoma-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
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Xin Wei, Kin-Sang Cho, Eric F Thee, Martine J Jager, Dong Feng Chen
Glaucoma is a complex neurodegenerative disease with many clinical subtypes. Some of its rare forms include pigmentary glaucoma, uveitic glaucoma and congenital glaucoma. While they all share common features of progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss, optic nerve damage and corresponding visual field loss, the exact mechanisms underlying glaucomatous neuron loss are not clear. This has largely hindered the development of a real cure for this disease. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is a known major risk factor of glaucoma; however, progressive degeneration of RGCs and axons can also be found in patients with a normal IOP, i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774506/therapeutic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-the-treatment-of-eye-diseases
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C Randall Harrell, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Crissy Fellabaum, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Vladislav Volarevic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were, due to their immunomodulatory and pro-angiogenic characteristics, extensively explored as new therapeutic agents in cell-based therapy of uveitis, glaucoma, retinal and ocular surface diseases.Since it was recently revealed that exosomes play an important role in biological functions of MSCs, herewith we summarized current knowledge about the morphology, structure, phenotype and functional characteristics of MSC-derived exosomes emphasizing their therapeutic potential in the treatment of eye diseases...
May 18, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773814/melanopsin-mediated-pupil-function-is-impaired-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Daniel S Joyce, Beatrix Feigl, Graham Kerr, Luisa Roeder, Andrew J Zele
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterised by non-motor symptoms including sleep and circadian disruption. Melanopsin-expressing intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells (ipRGC) transmit light signals to brain areas controlling circadian rhythms and the pupil light reflex. To determine if non-motor symptoms observed in PD are linked to ipRGC dysfunction, we evaluated melanopsin and rod/cone contributions to the pupil response in medicated participants with PD (n = 17) and controls (n = 12)...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771909/receptors-of-intermediates-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-gpr91-and-gpr99-mediate-axon-growth
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Hosni Cherif, François Duhamel, Bruno Cécyre, Alex Bouchard, Ariane Quintal, Sylvain Chemtob, Jean-François Bouchard
During the development of the visual system, high levels of energy are expended propelling axons from the retina to the brain. However, the role of intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism in the development of the visual system has been overlooked. Here, we report that the carbohydrate metabolites succinate and α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and their respective receptor-GPR91 and GPR99-are involved in modulating retinal ganglion cell (RGC) projections toward the thalamus during visual system development. Using ex vivo and in vivo approaches, combined with pharmacological and genetic analyses, we revealed that GPR91 and GPR99 are expressed on axons of developing RGCs and have complementary roles during RGC axon growth in an extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2)-dependent manner...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771751/utility-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-sellar-and-parasellar-mass-lesions
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Omar Al-Louzi, Sashank Prasad, Robert M Mallery
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Anterior visual pathway compression is a common feature of sellar region masses. We review the visual pathway neuroanatomy pertaining to sellar and parasellar lesions and describe recent advances in optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging that have provided a novel quantitative perspective in the evaluation and management of such patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Ultrastructural measurements of optic nerve integrity using OCT, namely peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) and the ganglion cell and inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thicknesses, have been shown to correlate with visual acuity and visual field deficits on perimetry in patients with compressive sellar region masses...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771733/haemodilution-and-head-down-tilting-induce-functional-injury-in-the-rat-optic-nerve-a-model-for-peri-operative-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Steven Roth, John Dreixler, Nancy J Newman
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of peri-operative ischaemic optic neuropathy remain poorly understood. Both specific pre-operative and intra-operative factors have been examined by retrospective studies, but no animal model currently exists. OBJECTIVES: To develop a rodent model of peri-operative ischaemic optic neuropathy. In rats, we performed head-down tilt and/or haemodilution, theorising that the combination damages the optic nerve. DESIGN: Animal study...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771403/meg3-is-involved-in-the-development-of-glaucoma-through-promoting-the-autophagy-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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W Sun, Y-N Li, J-F Ye, Y-Q Guan, S-J Li
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed at investigating whether MEG3 may be involved in the pathogenesis of glaucoma by regulating the autophagy of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used qRT-PCR to detect the expression of MEG3 in RGC-5s cell line under high hydrostatic pressure. RGC-5s were transfected with a lentiviral vector to achieve MEG3 overexpression or knockdown. The influence of overexpression or inhibition of MEG3 on cell proliferation and apoptosis was observed using CCK-8 test and flow cytometry...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770594/functional-optical-coherence-tomography-of-neurovascular-coupling-interactions-in-the-retina
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Taeyoon Son, Minhaj Alam, Devrim Toslak, Benquan Wang, Yiming Lu, Xincheng Yao
Quantitative evaluation of retinal neurovascular coupling is essential for a better understanding of visual function and early detection of eye diseases. However, there is no established method to monitor coherent interactions between stimulus-evoked neural activity and hemodynamic responses at high resolution. Here we report a multi-modal functional optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging methodology to enable concurrent intrinsic optical signal (IOS) imaging of stimulus-evoked neural activity and hemodynamic responses at capillary resolution...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770538/integral-bhlh-factor-regulation-of-cell-cycle-exit-and-rgc-differentiation
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Kate A Maurer, Angelica Kowalchuk, Farnaz Shoja-Taheri, Nadean L Brown
BACKGROUND: In the developing mouse embryo, the bHLH transcription factor Neurog2 is transiently expressed by retinal progenitor cells and required for the initial wave of neurogenesis. Remarkably, another bHLH factor, Ascl1, normally not present in the embryonic Neurog2 retinal lineage, can rescue the temporal phenotypes of Neurog2 mutants. RESULTS: Here we show that Neurog2 simultaneously promotes terminal cell cycle exit and retinal ganglion cell differentiation, using mitotic window labeling and integrating these results with retinal marker quantifications...
May 17, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769797/protective-effects-of-erigeron-breviscapus-hand-mazz-ebhm-extract-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-models
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Jingyuan Zhu, Li Chen, Yun Qi, Jing Feng, Li Zhu, Yujing Bai, Huijuan Wu
Purpose: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of scutellarin, an active component of the multifunctional traditional Chinese herb Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand.-Mazz. (EBHM), which has been used as a neuroprotective therapy for cerebrovascular diseases. We performed the experiments using in vitro and in vivo models of retinal neurodegeneration. Methods: In the in vitro experiments, we exposed BV-2 cells to low oxygen levels in an incubator for 24 and 48 h to generate hypoxia models...
2018: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768445/nogo-receptor-1-is-expressed-by-nearly-all-retinal-ganglion-cells
#14
Alexander M Solomon, Teleza Westbrook, Greg D Field, Aaron W McGee
A variety of conditions ranging from glaucoma to blunt force trauma lead to optic nerve atrophy. Identifying signaling pathways for stimulating axon growth in the optic nerve may lead to treatments for these pathologies. Inhibiting signaling by the nogo-66 receptor 1 (NgR1) promotes the re-extension of axons following a crush injury to the optic nerve, and while NgR1 mRNA and protein expression are observed in the retinal ganglion cell (RGC) layer and inner nuclear layer, which retinal cell types express NgR1 remains unknown...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766027/efficacy-and-safety-of-glycosidic-enzymes-for-improved-gene-delivery-to-the-retina-following-intravitreal-injection-in-mice
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Jasmina Cehajic-Kapetanovic, Nina Milosavljevic, Robert A Bedford, Robert J Lucas, Paul N Bishop
Viral gene delivery is showing great promise for treating retinal disease. Although subretinal vector delivery has mainly been used to date, intravitreal delivery has potential advantages if low retinal transduction efficiency can be overcome. To this end, we investigated the effects of co-injection of glycosaminoglycan-degrading enzymes, singly or in combination, with AAV2 as a method of increasing retinal transduction. Experiments using healthy mice demonstrated that these enzymes enhance retinal transduction...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766021/transduction-patterns-of-adeno-associated-viral-vectors-in-a-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization-mouse-model
#16
Si Hyung Lee, Ye Seul Kim, Seung Kwan Nah, Hee Jong Kim, Ha Yan Park, Jin Young Yang, Keerang Park, Tae Kwann Park
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector is a promising platform technology for ocular gene therapy. Recently clinical successes to treat choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in wet type age-related macular degeneration have been reported. However, because pathologic conditions of the retina may alter the tropism of viral vectors, it is necessary to evaluate the transduction efficiency of different serotypes of AAV vectors in the retinas with CNVs. Here, we show the patterns and efficacy of transduction of AAV2, -5, and -8 vectors in a laser-induced CNV mouse model...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765300/detection-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-by-%C3%AE-h2ax-does-not-result-in-53bp1-recruitment-in-mouse-retinal-tissues
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Brigitte Müller, N M Ellinwood, Birgit Lorenz, Knut Stieger
Gene editing is an attractive potential treatment of inherited retinopathies. However, it often relies on endogenous DNA repair. Retinal DNA repair is incompletely characterized in humans and animal models. We investigated recruitment of the double stranded break (DSB) repair complex of γH2AX and 53bp1 in both developing and mature mouse neuroretinas. We evaluated the immunofluorescent retinal expression of these proteins during development (P07-P30) in normal and retinal degeneration models, as well as in potassium bromate induced DSB repair in normal adult (3 months) retinal explants...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765199/the-development-of-a-reference-database-with-the-topcon-3d-oct-1-maestro
#18
Michael Chaglasian, Murray Fingeret, Pinakin Gunvant Davey, Wei-Chieh Huang, Danny Leung, Edmund Ng, Charles A Reisman
Importance: The paper presents the range for measurements taken with a new spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) device to establish a reference database for discrimination purposes. Objective: To report the range of thickness values for the new Topcon Maestro 3D OCT device with 2 scan size settings: the 12×9 mm wide field and 6×6 mm scans. Design: Prospective, multicenter cohort study conducted at 7 clinical sites across the USA...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761490/distinct-timing-of-neurogenesis-of-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-retinal-ganglion-cells
#19
Florencia Marcucci, Célia A Soares, Carol Mason
In higher vertebrates, the circuit formed by retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) projecting ipsilaterally (iRGCs) or contralaterally (cRGCs) to the brain permits binocular vision and depth perception. iRGCs and cRGCs differ in their position within the retina and in expression of transcription, guidance and activity-related factors. To parse whether these two populations also differ in the timing of their genesis, a feature of distinct neural subtypes and associated projections, we used newer birthdating methods and cell subtype specific markers to determine birthdate and cell cycle exit more precisely than previously...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760184/structural-and-functional-rescue-of-chronic-metabolically-stressed-optic-nerves-through-respiration
#20
Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid, Nate Pappenhagen, Peter G Palmer, Matthew A Smith, Victoria Gevorgyan, Gina N Wilson, Samuel D Crish, Denise M Inman
Axon degeneration can arise from metabolic stress, potentially a result of mitochondrial dysfunction or lack of appropriate substrate input. In this study, we investigated whether the metabolic vulnerability observed during optic neuropathy in the DBA/2J (D2) model of glaucoma is due to dysfunctional mitochondria or impaired substrate delivery to axons, the latter based on our observation of significantly decreased glucose and monocarboxylate transporters in D2 optic nerve (ON), human ON, and mice subjected to acute glaucoma injury...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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