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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717027/regulation-of-the-calvin-benson-bassham-cycle-in-the-enigmatic-diatoms-biochemical-and-evolutionary-variations-on-an-original-theme
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Erik Jensen, Romain Clément, Stephen C Maberly, Brigitte Gontero
In Plantae, the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle is highly regulated and most of its enzymes have been thoroughly studied. Since diatoms arose as a result of secondary endosymbiosis with one or more Plantae ancestors, their precise evolutionary history is enigmatic and complex resulting in biochemical variations on the original CBB cycle theme. The Rubisco Michaelis constant for CO2 is higher in diatoms than land plants and the nuclear-encoded Rubisco activase in Plantae is replaced by an analogous chloroplast-encoded CbbX (Calvin-Benson-Bassham protein X) in diatoms...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700139/oct-layered-tomography-of-the-cornea-provides-new-insights-on-remodeling-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Rachana S Chandapura, Rohit Shetty, Rushad Shroff, Neha Shilpy, Mathew Francis, Abhijit Sinha Roy
OCT topography of corneal layers was generated to analyze the remodeling of the epithelium and stroma after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Myopic PRK was performed in 15 patients. One eye underwent manual scraping of epithelium while the other was treated with Epi clear™. Epi clear allowed a gentler removal of the epithelium compared to manual scraping. Scheimpflug (Pentacam™, OCULUS Optikgerate Gmbh, Germany) and OCT (RTVue™, Optovue Inc., USA) scan of the cornea was performed before and after PRK (3 months)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652697/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-3-month-loteprednol-etabonate-0-5-gel-taper-for-routine-prophylaxis-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-compared-to-a-3-month-prednisolone-acetate-1-and-fluorometholone-0-1-taper
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Mark D Mifflin, Brent S Betts, P Adam Frederick, Jason M Feuerman, Carlton R Fenzl, Majid Moshirfar, Brian Zaugg
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and complications in patients treated with either loteprednol etabonate 0.5% gel or prednisolone acetate 1% suspension and fluorometholone (fml) 0.1% suspension. SETTING: John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, partially masked trial. METHODS: PRK was performed on 261 eyes of 132 participants...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651810/comparison-of-5468-retreatments-after-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-by-lifting-the-flap-or-performing-photorefractive-keratectomy-on-the-flap
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J Ortega-Usobiaga, F Llovet-Osuna, T Katz, M R Djodeyre, V Druchkiv, R Bilbao-Calabuig, J Baviera
PURPOSE: To assess visual outcomes of retreatment after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) by lifting the flap or performing photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on the flap, as well as to establish whether there was an increased risk of epithelial ingrowth (EIG) when LASIK and lifting of the flap are separated by a long time interval and to determine the incidence of corneal haze after PRK. METHODS: Retrospective study of 4077 patients (5468 eyes) who underwent LASIK and subsequent retreatment were reviewed in order to study their visual results and identify cases of EIG and corneal haze...
June 23, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626819/comparison-of-bandage-contact-lens-removal-on-the-fourth-versus-seventh-postoperative-day-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Delaram Shakoor, Hassan Hashemi, Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi, Fateme Rajabi, Pegah Hosseini
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of bandage contact lens (BCL) removal on the fourth versus seventh post-operative day following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: This study recruited eyes of patients who underwent PRK surgery. The patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. In Group 1 BCL was removed on the 4th postoperative day, while in Group 2, BCL was removed on the 7th postoperative day. After BCL removal, patients were asked to express their pain score and eye discomfort...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626818/astigmatic-treatment-with-photorefractive-keratectomy-investigations-of%C3%A2-non-keratometric-ocular-astigmatism
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Alireza Peyman, Zahra Dastborhan, Mohammadreza Peyman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of non-keratometric ocular astigmatisms on visual and refractive outcomes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for correction of myopic astigmatisms. METHODS: Seventy one eyes of 36 subjects were enrolled in this study. Patients underwent PRK for treatment of myopia. Subjects were evaluated for refractive error, keratometry, and visual acuity before and six months after surgery. Pre- and post-op non-keratometric astigmatisms were calculated by vectorial analysis of the difference between the corneal plane refractive astigmatism and keratometric astigmatism...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622316/corneal-densitometry-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-and-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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F Poyales, N Garzón, J Mendicute, I Illarramendi, P Caro, O Jáñez, F Argüeso, A López
PurposeThe aim of this study was to gain greater insight into the corneal densitometry changes occurring as a result of refractive surgery and to compare these changes across three widely used surgical techniques, namely, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis with a femtosecond laser (LASIK-FS), or ReLEx small-incision lenticule extraction (ReLEx SMILE).Patients and methodsThree hundred and thirty-six patients (184 male and 152 female patients) participated in this study. They were split into three groups according to the refractive surgery technique they had undergone: LASIK-FS (74 patients), PRK (153 patients), and ReLEx SMILE (109 patients)...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612330/endothelial-cell-changes-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-with-graded-usage-of-mitomycin-c
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Hamid Gharaee, Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Reza Alizadeh, Mojtaba Abrishami
PURPOSE: To compare differences in the endothelial cells before and after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia with refractive error graded mitomycin C (MMC) application. METHODS: In a prospective randomized clinical trial, forty-eight myopic patients referred to Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, for PRK. Patients were treated with PRK by a Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217z excimer laser (Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY). MMC was applied after PRK 5 s for each diopter of spherical equivalent myopic refractive error corrected...
June 13, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606616/the-effect-of-previous-soft-contact-lens-wear-on-corneal-refractive-surgery-outcomes
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Aoife Lloyd-McKernan, Luisa Simo Mannion, Veronica O'Dwyer
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of previous soft contact lens (SCL) wear on corneal refractive surgery (CRS) outcomes when SCL wear is ceased for two weeks versus twenty-four hours, and also when compared to no wear, prior to CRS. METHODS: A retrospective examination of CRS patient records was carried out for two groups of patients- who ceased SCL wear for two weeks (n=45) and for twenty-four hours (n=49) prior to CRS and compared to a non-contact lens (NCL) control group (n=45 and n=49, respectively)...
June 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591657/agc-kinases-mechanisms-of-regulation-%C3%A2-and-innovative-drug-development
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REVIEW
Alejandro E Leroux, Jörg O Schulze, Ricardo M Biondi
The group of AGC kinases consists of 63 evolutionarily related serine/threonine protein kinases comprising PDK1, PKB/Akt, SGK, PKC, PRK/PKN, MSK, RSK, S6K, PKA, PKG, DMPK, MRCK, ROCK, NDR, LATS, CRIK, MAST, GRK, Sgk494, and YANK, while two other families, Aurora and PLK, are the most closely related to the group. Eight of these families are physiologically activated downstream of growth factor signalling, while other AGC kinases are downstream effectors of a wide range of signals. The different AGC kinase families share aspects of their mechanisms of inhibition and activation...
June 4, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567645/extraction-and-curation-of-gene-models-for-plant-receptor-kinases-for-phylogenetic-analysis
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Aleksia Vaattovaara, Jarkko Salojärvi, Michael Wrzaczek
Analysis of gene families and identification of homologous genes are important for phylogenetic analysis and for translating results from model to crop species. While numerous plant genomes have been sequenced and made available, the identification of gene models can be difficult, in particular for large gene families arranged in tandem repeats or encoding proteins with a variable number of internal repeats. Thus, correct annotation of plant receptor kinases (PRK) is a challenge. Here, we describe a workflow for the semi-manual extraction, annotation, and verification of genes from annotated gene models as well as from non-annotated DNA regions...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551832/comparison-of-relex-smile-and-prk-in-terms-of-visual-and-refractive-outcomes-for-the-correction-of-low-myopia
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Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Utsav Patel
PURPOSE: To compare the objective and subjective quality of vision after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low myopia. METHODS: One hundred and twenty eyes from 60 patients (34 females, 26 males) undergoing bilateral correction of low myopia (≤-4 D SE) with either ReLEx SMILE or PRK were included. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and higher-order aberrations were recorded preoperatively and compared postoperatively...
May 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544605/assessment-of-meibomian-glands-and-tear-film-in-post-refractive-surgery-patients
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Ji Won Jung, Jung Yong Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Young Ju Suh, Tae-Im Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo
IMPORTANCE: Corneal refractive surgery may impact meibomian gland and tear film in post-refractive surgery patients. BACKGROUND: To compare ocular surface parameters between post-refractive surgery patients and normal controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional single center study PARTICIPANTS: A total of 120 eyes of 120 subjects were divided into three groups: (i) 60 controls and 60 patients underwent corneal refractive surgery at least 12 months ago; (ii) 30 post-laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) patients and (iii) 30 post-laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK)/photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) patients...
May 22, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542088/corneal-breakthrough-haze-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-with-mitomycin-c-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Igor Kaiserman, Naʼava Sadi, Michael Mimouni, Tzahi Sela, Gur Munzer, Shmuel Levartovsky
PURPOSE: To identify preoperative and intraoperative factors affecting breakthrough corneal haze incidence after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C (MMC). METHODS: In this retrospective study of PRK performed at the Care Vision Refractive Laser Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, a total of 7535 eyes (n = 3854 patients; mean age ± SD, 26 ± 6 years; 55% men) underwent PRK with intraoperative MMC application. Patients with histories of corneal pathology or surgery were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540005/post-photorefractive-keratectomy-pain-and-corneal-sub-basal-nerve-density
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Masoumeh Mohebbi, Amin Rafat-Nejad, Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Kosar Asna-Ashari, Maryam Kasiri, Saeed Heidari-Keshel, Farshad Askarizadeh
PURPOSE: The perceived and reported pain of patients receiving photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) widely varies. We assessed the potential role of the subbasal nerve plexus density as a predictor of postoperative pain level. Consecutive patients scheduled to undergo PRK at the Refractive Surgery Clinic of Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, were approached. METHODS: Forty-nine myopic left eyes from 49 patients who consented to undergo scanning slit confocal microscopy assessments preoperatively were included...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532931/infectious-keratitis-after-laser-vision-correction-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Julie M Schallhorn, Steven C Schallhorn, Keith Hettinger, Stephen Hannan
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence and risk factors associated with microbial keratitis in a large population of laser vision correction (LVC) patients. SETTING: Optical Express centers, Glasgow, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Records were searched to identify all cases of presumed microbial keratitis after LVC between January 1, 2008, and April 1, 2015. Consecutive patients having primary or enhancement LVC during that time served as controls...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523525/etiology-and-outcomes-of-secondary-surgical-intervention-for-dissatisfied-patients-after-pseudophakic-monovision
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Sayaka Kato, Misae Ito, Kimiya Shimizu, Kazutaka Kamiya
PURPOSE: To evaluate the etiology and the clinical outcomes of secondary surgical interventions for dissatisfied patients after pseudophakic monovision. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Kitasato University Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: This study comprised 12 eyes in 12 patients (age 66.2 ± 5.6 years) who underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) enhancement to improve their dissatisfaction after pseudophakic monovision...
May 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522266/site-specific-conjugation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-fgf2-based-on-incorporation-of-alkyne-reactive-unnatural-amino-acid
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K W Swiderska, A Szlachcic, A Czyrek, M Zakrzewska, J Otlewski
Recent advances in site-specific protein modification include the increasingly popular incorporation of unnatural amino acid(s) using amber codon, a method developed by Schultz and coworkers. In this study, we employ this technique to introduce propargyllysine (PrK) in human fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2). Owing to an alkyne moiety in its side chain, PrK is compatible with Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (CuAAC). We successfully tested CuAAC-mediated conjugation of FGF2 with two compounds - a fluorophore carboxyrhodamine 110 or a cytotoxic drug monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE)...
May 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513498/combination-of-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-and-wavefront-guided-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-the-treatment-of-thiel-behnke-corneal-dystrophy
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Chia-Chieh Hsiao, Yu-Chih Hou
Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) has been used to treat anterior corneal dystrophy but may cause hyperopic shift or corneal high-order aberration. We describe the successful treatment of a case of a 43-year-old female with Thiel-Behnke corneal dystrophy, using PTK followed by wavefront-guided photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). The patient had high corneal aberration and hyperopic shift after PTK in both eyes. The corneal surface regularity index and surface asymmetric index increased after PTK and decreased after wavefront-guided PRK...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486725/regeneration-of-defective-epithelial-basement-membrane-and-restoration-of-corneal-transparency-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Abirami Santhanam, Andre A M Torricelli, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To study regeneration of the normal ultrastructure of the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) in rabbit corneas that had -9.00 D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and developed late haze (fibrosis) with restoration of transparency over 1 to 4 months after surgery and in corneas that had incisional wounds. METHODS: Twenty-four rabbits had one of their eyes included in one of the two procedure groups (-9.00 D PRK or nearly full-thickness incisional wounds), whereas the opposite eyes served as the unwounded control group...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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