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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164331/kairomones-from-an-estuarine-fish-increase-visual-sensitivity-in-brine-shrimp-artemia-franciscana-from-great-salt-lake-utah-usa
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Corie L Charpentier, Jonathan H Cohen
Chemical cues from fish, or kairomones, often impact the behavior of zooplankton. These behavioral changes are thought to improve predator avoidance. For example, marine and estuarine crustacean zooplankton become more sensitive to light after kairomone exposure, which likely deepens their vertical distribution into darker waters during the day and thereby reduces their visibility to fish predators. Here, we show that kairomones from an estuarine fish induce similar behavioral responses in adult brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) from an endorheic, hypersaline lake, Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160545/benign-familial-fleck-retina-multimodal-imaging-including-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Jose Mauricio Botto de Barros Garcia, David Leonardo Cruvinel Isaac, Tainara Sardeiro, Érika Aquino, Marcos Avila
This report presents multimodal imaging of a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with benign familial fleck retina (OMIM 228980), an uncommon disorder. Fundus photographs revealed retinal flecks that affected her post-equatorial retina but spared the macular area. Fundus autofluorescence and infrared imaging demonstrated a symmetrical pattern of yellow-white fleck lesions that affected both eyes. Her full-field electroretinogram and electrooculogram were normal. An optical coherence tomography B-scan was performed for both eyes, revealing increased thickness of the retinal pigmented epithelium leading to multiple small pigmented epithelium detachments...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157002/effects-of-circadian-clock-protein-per1b-on-zebrafish-visual-functions
#3
Ke Nie, Kun Wang, Deng-Feng Huang, Yu-Bin Huang, Wu Yin, Da-Long Ren, Han Wang, Bing Hu
The circadian clock is an endogenous and entrainable time-keeping mechanism with a period of approximately 24 h, operated by transcription/translation feedback loops composed of circadian clock genes and their proteins. The visual system displays robust circadian changes. Relatively little, however, is known about the mechanisms underlying visual circadian rhythmicity. Zebrafish period1b (per1b), as a canonical circadian clock gene, is involved in circadian regulation. Here, we observed that zebrafish per1b mutants exhibit visual defects including reduced behavioral contrast sensitivity and significant retinal dopaminergic deficiency...
November 20, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149913/subadditive-responses-to-extremely-short-blue-and-green-pulsed-light-on-visual-evoked-potentials-pupillary-constriction-and-electroretinograms
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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/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/29142100/abnormal-visual-gain-control-and-excitotoxicity-in-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-drosophila-models
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Marc Mason Himmelberg, Ryan J H West, Christopher J H Elliott, Alex R Wade
The excitotoxic theory of Parkinson's disease (PD) hypothesises that a pathophysiological degeneration of dopaminergic neurons stems from neural hyperactivity at early stages of disease, leading to mitochondrial stress and cell death. Recent research has harnessed the visual system of Drosophila PD models to probe this hypothesis. Here, we investigate whether abnormal visual sensitivity and excitotoxicity occur in early-onset PD Drosophila models DJ-1Δ72, DJ1-Δ93, and PINK15. We used an electroretinogram to record steady state visually evoked potentials driven by temporal contrast stimuli...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139045/electroretinography-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-comparison-of-the-pattern-erg-and-the-photopic-negative-response
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Jason C Park, Heather E Moss, J Jason McAnany
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between electrophysiological measures of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) function in patients who have idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: The pattern electroretinogram (pERG) and photopic negative response (PhNR) were recorded from 11 IIH patients and 11 age-similar controls. The pERG was elicited by a contrast-reversing checkerboard. The PhNR, a slow negative component following the flash ERG b-wave, was recorded in response to a long-wavelength flash presented against a short-wavelength adapting field...
November 14, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137569/the-neuro-ophthalmological-effects-related-to-long-term-occupational-exposure-to-organic-solvents-in-painters
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Heba Khodary Allam, Shaimaa Soliman, Tamer Wasfy, Ahmed Ghoneim, Yasser Serag, Grace Simbajwe
PURPOSE: Organic solvents are widely used in many industries, and usually, exposure occurs with mixtures of solvents. Organic solvent mixtures are known for their ability to affect tissues of high lipid content including the myelin sheath in the nervous system. The purpose of this work was to study the evidence that long-term (more than 10 years) exposure to organic solvent mixtures among painters can induce neuro-ophthalmological effects on the function of retinal ganglion cells and the optic tract...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135941/the-small-heat-shock-protein-%C3%AE-crystallin-b-shows-neuroprotective-properties-in-a-glaucoma-animal-model
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Fabian Anders, Aiwei Liu, Carolina Mann, Julia Teister, Jasmin Lauzi, Solon Thanos, Franz H Grus, Norbert Pfeiffer, Verena Prokosch
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease that leads to irreversible retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide. The pathogenesis of glaucoma remains unclear, and novel approaches for neuroprotective treatments are urgently needed. Previous studies have revealed significant down-regulation of α-crystallin B as an initial reaction to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), followed by a clear but delayed up-regulation, suggesting that this small heat-shock protein plays a pathophysiological role in the disease...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133761/reduction-on-off-responses-of-electroretinogram-in-monkeys-with-long-term-high-intraocular-pressure
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Ke-Gao Liu, Xiao-Yan Peng, Zheng Zhang, Hua Sun, Di-Ya Yang, Ning-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: There are ON- and OFF-pathways in the normal vertebrate retina. Short- and long-flash electroretinogram (ERG) are suitable methods to observe the function of ON- and OFF-pathways in vivo, respectively. It is clear that high intraocular pressure (IOP) might cause dysfunction of cone-dominated photopic negative response (PhNR) in monkeys with high IOP in ON-pathway. However, whether cone-dominated OFF-responses are also affected is less known. The aim of this study was to observe photopic OFF-responses of ERG in monkeys with high IOP...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133431/restoration-of-dendritic-complexity-functional-connectivity-and-diversity-of-regenerated-retinal-bipolar-neurons-in-adult-zebrafish
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Timothy E McGinn, Diana M Mitchell, Peter C Meighan, Natalie Partington, Dylan C Leoni, Christina E Jenkins, Michael D Varnum, Deborah L Stenkamp
Adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) are capable of regenerating retinal neurons that have been lost due to mechanical, chemical, or light damage. In the case of chemical damage, there is evidence that visually-mediated behaviors are restored following regeneration, consistent with recovery of retinal function. However, the extent to which regenerated retinal neurons attain appropriate morphologies and circuitry after such tissue-disrupting lesions has not been investigated. Adult zebrafish of both sexes were subjected to intravitreal injections of ouabain, which destroys the inner retina...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131863/long-term-retinal-cone-rescue-using-a-capsid-mutant-aav8-vector-in-a-mouse-model-of-cnga3-achromatopsia
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Xufeng Dai, Ying He, Hua Zhang, Yangyang Zhang, Yan Liu, Muran Wang, Hao Chen, Ji-Jing Pang
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are important gene delivery tools for the treatment of many recessively inherited retinal diseases. For example, a wild-type (WT) AAV5 vector can deliver a full-length Cnga3 (cyclic nucleotide-gated channel alpha-3) cDNA to target cells of the cone photoreceptor function loss 5 (cpfl5) mouse, a spontaneous animal model of achromatopsia with a Cnga3 mutation. Gene therapy restores cone-mediated function and blocks cone degeneration in the mice. However, since transgene expression delivered by an AAV vector shows relatively short-term effectiveness, this cannot be regarded as a very successful therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122605/phenotypic-characterization-of-p23h-and-s334ter-rhodopsin-transgenic-rat-models-of-inherited-retinal-degeneration
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Matthew M LaVail, Shimpei Nishikawa, Roy H Steinberg, Muna I Naash, Jacque L Duncan, Nikolaus Trautmann, Michael T Matthes, Douglas Yasumura, Cathy Lau-Villacorta, Jeannie Chen, Ward M Peterson, Haidong Yang, John G Flannery
We produced 8 lines of transgenic (Tg) rats expressing one of two different rhodopsin mutations in albino Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Three lines were generated with a proline to histidine substitution at codon 23 (P23H), the most common autosomal dominant form of retinitis pigmentosa in the United States. Five lines were generated with a termination codon at position 334 (S334ter), resulting in a C-terminal truncated opsin protein lacking the last 15 amino acid residues and containing all of the phosphorylation sites involved in rhodopsin deactivation, as well as the terminal QVAPA residues important for rhodopsin deactivation and trafficking...
November 6, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118501/novel-pde6a-mutation-in-an-emirati-patient-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Pratibha Nair, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh, Ethar Mustafa Malik, Darshjit Oberoi, Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali, Fatma Bastaki
Mutations in the PDE6A gene are known to cause a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP43), characterized by progressive retinal degeneration. We describe an Emirati patient with RP caused by a novel mutation in PDE6A. Clinical diagnosis of RP was made based on clinical evaluation and electroretinograms. The molecular analysis involved performing whole-exome sequencing, which enabled the identification of a homozygous 2-bp deletion (c.1358_1359delAT) in PDE6A, which was predicted to result in a frameshift and premature termination (p...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118497/comparing-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-with-focal-and-global-responses-on-multifocal-electroretinogram-in-glaucoma
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Aparna Rao, Rohit V Chandrashekhar, Debananda Padhy, Sujoy Mukherjee, Gopinath Das, Sarada Sarangi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate responses on multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) with ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness on cirrus spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in glaucoma. METHODS: All diagnosed glaucoma patients attending glaucoma services at our institute from November 2012 to April 2013 were screened for this observational hospital-based study. Controls included patients attending our outpatient services for general eye checkup...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111831/comparison-of-different-cell-culture-media-in-the-model-of-the-isolated-and-superfused-bovine-retina-investigating-the-limits-of-more-physiological-perfusion-solutions
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José Hurst, Milda Vitkute, Kathleen Hofmann, Sebastian Müller, Marina Löscher, Karl-Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Martin S Spitzer, Sven Schnichels, Kai Januschowski
PURPOSE: The isolated superfused retina is a standardized tool in ophthalmological research. However, stable electroretinogram (ERG) responses can only be obtained for around eight hours; therefore, limiting its use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term potential of different cell culture media and to promote long-term testing based on the results obtained. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the experimental procedure bovine retinae were prepared and perfused with the standard Sickel solution and an ERG was performed...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111828/preparation-and-evaluation-of-biodegradable-scleral-plug-containing-curcumin-in-rabbit-eye
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Jun Zhang, Haiyan Sun, Nalei Zhou, Bin Zhang, Jingxue Ma
BACKGROUND: To test whether biodegradable curcumin-loaded scleral plug is a promising choice for treating posterior ocular diseases, the study investigated the in vitro release profile of the scleral plug and its safety in vivo. METHODS: Scleral plugs containing 0.5 mg, 1.0 mg and 1.5 mg curcumin were synthesized by a compression-sintering method. These scleral plugs were placed in tubes containing balanced salt solution (BSS) buffer, which was replaced by fresh buffer daily...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109907/a-temporal-white-noise-analysis-for-extracting-the-impulse-response-function-of-the-human-electroretinogram
#18
Andrew J Zele, Beatrix Feigl, Pradeep K Kambhampati, Avinash Aher, Declan McKeefry, Neil Parry, John Maguire, Ian Murray, Jan Kremers
Purpose: We introduce a method for determining the impulse response function (IRF) of the ERG derived from responses to temporal white noise (TWN) stimuli. Methods: This white noise ERG (wnERG) was recorded in participants with normal trichromatic vision to full-field (Ganzfeld) and 39.3° diameter focal stimuli at mesopic and photopic mean luminances and at different TWN contrasts. The IRF was obtained by cross-correlating the TWN stimulus with the wnERG. Results: We show that wnERG recordings are highly repeatable, with good signal-to-noise ratio, and do not lead to blink artifacts...
November 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109901/posterior-polar-central-choroidal-dystrophy-a-case-report
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Funda Dikkaya, Mustafa Özsütçü, Merve Özbek, Sevil Karaman Erdur, Fevzi Şentürk
A 52-year-old male presented with a 25-year history of decreasing vision. Best corrected visual acuity was 0.3 in his right and 0.2 in his left eye. Fundoscopic examination showed bilateral symmetric atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium and choriocapillaris in the posterior polar areas between vascular arcades and surrounding the optic disc. On fluorescein angiography, the large choroidal vessels beneath these affected regions were easily seen. Fundus autofluorescence imaging showed clearly defined hypoautofluorescent areas that corresponded to the aforementioned lesions...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100418/contribution-of-gabaa-gabac-and-glycine-receptors-to-rat-dark-adapted-oscillatory-potentials-in-the-time-and-frequency-domain
#20
Jiaman Dai, Juncai He, Gang Wang, Min Wang, Shiying Li, Zheng Qin Yin
Retinal oscillatory potentials (OPs) consist of a series of relatively high-frequency rhythmic wavelets, superimposed onto the ascending phase of the b-wave of the electroretinogram (ERG). However, the origin of OPs is uncertain and methods of measurement of OPs are diverse. In this study, we first isolated OPs from the rat ERG and fitted them with Gabor functions and found that the envelope of the OP contained information about maximum amplitude and time-to-peak to enable satisfactory quantification of the later OPs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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