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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529157/protective-treatments-and-their-target-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-diabetic-retinopathy
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REVIEW
Jing Zhang, Rong Liu, Hong-Yu Kuang, Xin-Yuan Gao, Hao-Ling Liu
Diabetic retinopathy(DR)is one of the complications of diabetes which could cause severe vision loss. Retinal ganglion cell(RGC)injury has been confirmed prior to micro-vascular damage. Over the past few decades, a number of animal and clinical studies have confirmed that RGC impairment leads to an early deterioration of vision in DR. Inhibition of aldose reductase (AR), advanced glycation end product (AGE), oxidative stress, glutamate toxicity, and an inflammatory response may play important roles in protecting RGCs in DR...
May 18, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526927/sodium-thiosulphate-attenuates-brain-inflammation-induced-by-systemic-lipopolysaccharide-administration-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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Gonzalo Acero, Miryam Nava Catorce, Ricardo González-Mendoza, Marco Antonio Meraz-Rodríguez, Luis Fernando Hernández-Zimbron, Roberto González-Salinas, Goar Gevorkian
It has been demonstrated that peripheral infections accompanied by neuroinflammation may modify brain development or affect normal brain aging and represent major risk factors for the development of neurological disorders. A wide range of synthetic and natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties have been evaluated in animal models of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration as an adjuvant therapeutic strategy. In the present study we have demonstrated for the first time that sodium thiosulphate (STS), a known antidote approved for treatment of certain medical conditions, is capable of reducing brain inflammation caused by systemic LPS administration...
May 19, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526132/old-and-novel-functions-of-caspase-2
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M A Miles, T Kitevska-Ilioski, C J Hawkins
Although caspase-2 is a highly conserved protease that has received a lot of research attention, consensus about its roles and the molecular mechanisms that underpin them has been elusive. Recent improvements to our understanding of the activities of caspase-2 have been facilitated by the development and refinement of techniques allowing identification of cellular processes instigated by this caspase. Following DNA damage, caspase-2 can be activated in a molecular complex called the "PIDDosome"; however, other stimuli provoke caspase-2-dependent activities that do not appear to involve this complex...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525301/mood-the-circadian-system-and-melanopsin-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Lorenzo Lazzerini Ospri, Glen Prusky, Samer Hattar
The discovery of a third type of photoreceptors in the mammalian retina, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs), has had a revolutionary impact on chronobiology. We can now properly account for numerous nonvision-related functions of light, including its effect on the circadian system. Here, we give an overview of ipRGCs and their function as it relates specifically to mood and biological rhythms. Although circadian disruptions have been traditionally hypothesized to be the mediators of light's effects on mood, here we present an alternative model that dispenses with assumptions of causality between the two phenomena and explains mood regulation by light via another ipRGC-dependent mechanism...
May 17, 2017: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524835/collapsin-response-mediator-protein-2-induced-retinal-ischemic-injury-in-a-novel-mice-model-of-ocular-ischemia-syndrome
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Yu Wang, Xiao-Lei Wang, Guo-Li Xie, Hong-Yang Li, Yan-Ling Wang
BACKGROUND: Collapsin response mediator protein-2 (CRMP2) has been shown to be involved in ischemia/hypoxia (IH) injury. We determined whether CRMP2 modulates ischemic injury in the retinal of Ocular ischemic syndrome (OIS). This study was to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying OIS in a novel mice model. METHODS: Experiments were performed on adult male C57/BL6 mice that received bilateral internal carotid arteries ligation for 1, 2, or 4 weeks. The mice received injection of calpeptin group before occlusion for 4 weeks or not...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522986/retinal-ganglion-cells-and-circadian-rhythms-in-alzheimer-s-disease-parkinson-s-disease-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Chiara La Morgia, Fred N Ross-Cisneros, Alfredo A Sadun, Valerio Carelli
There is increasing awareness on the role played by circadian rhythm abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). The characterization of the circadian dysfunction parallels the mounting evidence that the hallmarks of neurodegeneration also affect the retina and frequently lead to loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and to different degrees of optic neuropathy. In the RGC population, there is the subgroup of cells intrinsically photosensitive and expressing the photopigment melanopsin [melanopsin-containing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs)], which are now well known to drive the entrainment of circadian rhythms to the light-dark cycles...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514655/inhibitory-control-of-feature-selectivity-in-an-object-motion-sensitive-circuit-of-the-retina
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Tahnbee Kim, Daniel Kerschensteiner
Object motion sensitive (OMS) W3-retinal ganglion cells (W3-RGCs) in mice respond to local movements in a visual scene but remain silent during self-generated global image motion. The excitatory inputs that drive responses of W3-RGCs to local motion were recently characterized, but which inhibitory neurons suppress W3-RGCs' responses to global motion, how these neurons encode motion information, and how their connections are organized along the excitatory circuit axis remains unknown. Here, we find that a genetically identified amacrine cell (AC) type, TH2-AC, exhibits fast responses to global motion and slow responses to local motion...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512424/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-retinal-microvascular-changes-overlying-choroidal-nodules-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#8
Catherine Cassiman, Ingele Casteels, Peter Stalmans, Eric Legius, Julie Jacob
PURPOSE: To report 3 cases of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with choroidal nodules associated with retinal microvascular changes imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Small case series in 3 NF1 patients. OCTA examinations were performed by a trained examiner (J.J.) after pupillary dilation. A standard scan, centered over the macula measuring 6 × 6 mm and 3 × 3 mm was obtained according to the findings on standard color photography...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511578/retinal-atrophy-in-relation-to-visual-functioning-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Lisanne J Balk, Danko Coric, Jenny A Nij Bijvank, Joep Killestein, Bernard Mj Uitdehaag, Axel Petzold
BACKGROUND: Inner retinal layer atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been validated as a structural imaging biomarker for neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVE: To determine how retinal layer thickness relates to high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA), low-contrast visual acuity (LCVA) and vision-related quality of life (QoL) and to investigate the effect of previous episodes on MS-associated optic neuritis (MSON). METHODS: Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) was performed in 267 patients with MS...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511202/-protective-effects-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-cells-towards-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Manuela Schmidt, Helena Savkovic-Cvijic, Wolfram Eichler, Jan Darius Unterlauft
Introduction Müller glial cells carry out different tasks to warrant normal retinal functions. The aim of this study was to investigate if Müller cells also support retinal ganglion cells (RGC). Materials and Methods RGC were cultured for 24 hours in the presence or absence of Müller glial cells under normoxic (20% O2, 5% CO2) or hypoxic (0.2% O2, 5% CO2, 94.8% N2) culture conditions. The number of vital RGC and the length of the newly developed neurites were evaluated. Results Under normoxic conditions, RGC vitality was significantly higher (p < 0...
May 16, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510275/single-cell-transcriptome-profiling-of-developing-chick-retinal-cells
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Lauren A Laboissonniere, Gregory M Martin, Jillian J Goetz, Ran Bi, Brock Pope, Kallie Weinand, Laura Ellson, Diane Fru, Miranda Lee, Andrea K Wester, Peng Liu, Jeffrey M Trimarchi
The vertebrate retina is a specialized photosensitive tissue comprised of six neuronal and one glial cell types, each of which develops in prescribed proportions at overlapping timepoints from a common progenitor pool. While each of these cells has a specific function contributing to proper vision in the mature animal, their differential representation in the retina as well as the presence of distinctive cellular subtypes makes identifying the transcriptomic signatures that lead to each retinal cell's fate determination and development challenging...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508989/evaluation-of-inner-retinal-layers-with-optic-coherence-tomography-in-vigabatrin-exposed-patients
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Betül Tuğcu, Mesrure Köseoğlu Bitnel, Fatma Selin Kaya, Betül Tekin Güveli, Dilek Ataklı
In order to reveal the underlying retinal pathology leading to dysfunction in vigabatrin-exposed patients, we aimed to evaluate the inner retinal layers encompassing ganglion cell complex (GCC) layer and inner plexiform layer with new generation optic coherence tomography (OCT). Fourteen patients with epilepsy and exposure to vigabatrin and 12 clinically normal individuals, constituting the control group, were included. Retinal images were obtained using spectral-domain OCT (Optovue RTVue Fourier domain). Nasal and superior quadrants of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) were found to be significantly lower in the patient group compared to the controls (p < 0...
May 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508209/estimates-of-underwater-and-aerial-visual-acuity-in-the-european-beaver-castor-fiber-l-based-on-morphological-data
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A M Mass, A Ya Supin
The eye optics and topographic distribution of ganglion cells were studied using whole mount preparations from European beaver Castor fiber L. The beaver eye optics provides emmetropia in air and hypermetropia in water. The optometrical measurements predict retinal resolution of the beaver eye around 17' in air and 9' in water. In air, retinal resolution corresponds to the real visual acuity, whereas in water, visual acuity is below the retinal resolution because of the non-precise focusing.
March 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500838/rnai-targeting-nogo-receptor-enhanced-survival-and-proliferation-of-murine-retinal-ganglion-cells-during-n-methyl-d-aspartateinduced-optic-nerve-crush
#14
Kun Zeng, Bo Zhong, Xiao Li Shen, Min Fang, Bao Tao Lin, Da Hui Ma
We investigated the effects of lentivirus-mediated RNAi targeting of Nogo Receptor (NgR) on the proliferation and survival of murine retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) in vitro and in vivo. Cultured mRGCs and C57BL/6 male mice were divided into 4 experimental groups: blank, model [100 μM N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)], nscRNA (100 μM NMDA+ nscRNA vectors) and siNgR (100 μM NMDA+ siNgR vectors). CCK-8 and flow cytometry analyses revealed that silencing NgR enhanced proliferation, cell cycling and survival of NMDA-treated mRGCs...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499973/activation-of-dopamine-d1-receptors-enhances-the-temporal-summation-and-excitability-of-rat-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Peng Cui, Xue-Yan Li, Yuan Zhao, Qian Li, Feng Gao, Ling-Zhu Li, Ning Yin, Xing-Huai Sun, Zhongfeng Wang
Dopamine (DA), an important neurotransmitter and neuromodulator, plays important roles in neuronal physiological functions by activating G-protein-coupled DA D1 and/or D2 receptors. Previous studies have demonstrated that D1 receptors are functionally expressed in retinal neurons and glial cells, including ganglion cells. In this study, we explored the effects of D1 receptor activation on retinal ganglion cell (RGC) temporal summation and excitability in rat retinal slices using electrophysiological techniques...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499933/major-review-molecular-genetics-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#16
REVIEW
Yutao Liu, R Rand Allingham
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common type, is a complex inherited disorder that is characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell death, optic nerve head excavation, and visual field loss. The discovery of a large, and growing, number of genetic and chromosomal loci has been shown to contribute to POAG risk, which carry implications for disease pathogenesis. Differential gene expression analyses in glaucoma-affected tissues as well as animal models of POAG are enhancing our mechanistic understanding in this common, blinding disorder...
May 9, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498493/involvement-of-microglia-in-early-axoglial-alterations-of-the-optic-nerve-induced-by-experimental-glaucoma
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Melina P Bordone, María F González Fleitas, Laura A Pasquini, Alejandra Bosco, Pablo H Sande, Ruth E Rosenstein, Damián Dorfman
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and optic nerve (ON) damage. Cumulative evidence suggests glial cell involvement in the degeneration of the ON and RGCs. We analyzed the contribution of microglial reactivity to early axoglial alterations of the ON in an induced model of ocular hypertension. For this purpose, vehicle or chondroitin sulfate (CS) were weekly injected into the eye anterior chamber from Wistar rats for different intervals. The amount of Brn3a(+) RGC significantly decreased in CS-injected eyes for 10 and 15 (but not 6) weeks...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496108/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-function-via-modulating-gabaergic-presynaptic-activity-in-a-chronic-glaucomatous-model
#18
Xujiao Zhou, Yun Cheng, Rong Zhang, Gang Li, Boqi Yang, Shenghai Zhang, Jihong Wu
Alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) agonists can prevent glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in cultured retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). However, the neuroprotective effects and the mechanism of action of PNU-282987, an α7-nAChR agonist, in a chronic in vivo rat glaucoma model are poorly understood. We found that elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) downregulated retinal α7-nAChR expression. Electroretinography revealed that the amplitude of the photopic negative response (PhNR) decreased in parallel with the loss of RGCs caused by elevated IOP...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494567/-the-advances-in-research-on-precisely-inducing-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-stem-cells
#19
K J Li, M Y Zhu, J Ge
The injury and repair of retinal neurons is a common scientific problem in the occurrence, development and prognosis of neuronal visual impairment. Transplant of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) differentiated from stem cells opens a new avenue for treatment of glaucoma and optic neuronal degenerative diseases. For the goal to explore the optimal method for RGCs replacement, this review summarizes the current information regarding the classification and application of stem cells, the growth characteristics of RGCs and the precise methods to induce RGCs, and discusses some important issues that need resolving and are related to RGCs transplantation...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494212/retinal-toxicity-of-acai-fruit-euterpe-oleracea-dye-concentrations-in-rabbits-basic-principles-of-a-new-dye-for-chromovitrectomy-in-humans
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Rafael R Caiado, Cristiane S Peris, Acácio Alves Souza Lima-Filho, Joao Guilherme Palma Urushima, Eduardo Novais, Emmerson Badaró, André Maia, Rita Sinigaglia-Coimbra, Sung Eun S Watanabe, Eduardo B Rodrigues, Michel Eid Farah, Mauricio Maia
PURPOSE: Evaluate toxicity of acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) dye concentrations in a rabbit model. METHODS: Rabbits were injected intravitreously with 10%, 25%, and 35% acai dye concentrations. Control eyes received balanced salt solution (BSS). Electroretinogram (ERG), fundus imaging, fluorescein angiography (FA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and light and transmission electron microscopy (LM/TEM) were performed. RESULTS: Fundus imaging showed increased vitreous opacity with increased dye concentrations...
May 11, 2017: Current Eye Research
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