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Ganglion cell complex

Kaitlyn A Sapoznik, Ting Luo, Alberto de Castro, Lucie Sawides, Raymond L Warner, Stephen A Burns
In adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) systems, capturing multiply scattered light can increase the contrast of the retinal microvasculature structure, cone inner segments, and retinal ganglion cells. Current systems generally use either a split detector or offset aperture approach to collect this light. We tested the ability of a spatial light modulator (SLM) as a rapidly configurable aperture to use more complex shapes to enhance the contrast of retinal structure. Particularly, we varied the orientation of a split detector aperture and explored the use of a more complex shape, the half annulus, to enhance the contrast of the retinal vasculature...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Giancarlo A Garcia, Matin Khoshnevis, Kenneth M P Yee, Justin H Nguyen, Jeannie Nguyen-Cuu, Alfredo A Sadun, J Sebag
PURPOSE: Contrast sensitivity function (CSF) declines with age. When unassociated with cataracts, this is hypothesized to be due to macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thinning. However, other studies found associations with increased vitreous echodensity and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). We investigate the relationship between CSF, vitreous echodensity, PVD, and GCC thickness as related to age in the same subjects. METHODS: Age, CSF (Weber index: %W), vitreous echodensity (quantitative ultrasonography [QUS]), lens status (phakia or pseudophakia), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and GCC thickness (SD-OCT) were evaluated in 57 eyes of 57 subjects with (n = 32, mean age = 62 years) and without (n = 25, mean age = 44 years) PVD (P < 0...
March 13, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Florian S M Edlinger, Laura M Schrems-Hoesl, Christian Y Mardin, Robert Laemmer, Friedrich E Kruse, Wolfgang A Schrems
PURPOSE: Assessment of the diagnostic ability of segmented macular inner retinal layer thickness and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in patients with normal-tension (NT) and high-tension (HT) perimetric and preperimetric glaucoma. METHODS: The 212 participants included 45 healthy subjects, 55 patients with ocular hypertension, 56 patients with preperimetric glaucoma, and 56 patients with perimetric glaucoma...
March 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Lars Edvinsson, János Tajti, Levente Szalárdy, László Vécsei
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) is a neuropeptide implicated in a wide range of functions, such as nociception and in primary headaches. Regarding its localization, PACAP has been observed in the sensory trigeminal ganglion (TG), in the parasympathetic sphenopalatine (SPG) and otic ganglia (OTG), and in the brainstem trigeminocervical complex. Immunohistochemistry has shown PACAP-38 in numerous cell bodies of SPG/OTG, co-stored with vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and, to a minor degree, with choline acetyltransferase...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
Jean-Michel Cioni, Hovy Ho-Wai Wong, Dario Bressan, Lay Kodama, William A Harris, Christine E Holt
The axons of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are topographically sorted before they arrive at the optic tectum. This pre-target sorting, typical of axon tracts throughout the brain, is poorly understood. Here, we show that cytoplasmic FMR1-interacting proteins (CYFIPs) fulfill non-redundant functions in RGCs, with CYFIP1 mediating axon growth and CYFIP2 specifically involved in axon sorting. We find that CYFIP2 mediates homotypic and heterotypic contact-triggered fasciculation and repulsion responses between dorsal and ventral axons...
March 7, 2018: Neuron
Maria Veronica Strehaianu, Dana Dascalescu, Catalina Ionescu, Miruna Burcel, Vasile Potop, Catalina Corbu
Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy that affects the ganglion cell complex in all its components: cell bodies, dendrites, and axons, the dendritic arbor being the first one damaged. This is the reason why the thickness of the ganglion cell and internal plexiform layers can be taken into account as an early predictor of the glaucomatous changes, along with the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness. However, due to disc tilting and peripapillary atrophy, the RNFL evaluation may be prone to errors in myopic patients...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Jing Tang, Nan Qin, Yan Chong, Yupu Diao, Yiliguma, Zhexuan Wang, Tian Xue, Min Jiang, Jiayi Zhang, Gengfeng Zheng
The restoration of light response with complex spatiotemporal features in retinal degenerative diseases towards retinal prosthesis has proven to be a considerable challenge over the past decades. Herein, inspired by the structure and function of photoreceptors in retinas, we develop artificial photoreceptors based on gold nanoparticle-decorated titania nanowire arrays, for restoration of visual responses in the blind mice with degenerated photoreceptors. Green, blue and near UV light responses in the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are restored with a spatial resolution better than 100 µm...
March 6, 2018: Nature Communications
Kunliang Qiu, Binyao Chen, Haoyu Chen, Enting Gao, Jianling Yang, Xinjian Chen, Mingzhi Zhang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of optic disk-fovea distance (DFD) on measurements of macular intraretinal layers using spectral domain optical coherence tomography in normal subjects. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-two eyes from 182 normal subjects were imaged using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. The average thicknesses of eight macular intraretinal layers were measured using an automatic segmentation algorithm. Partial correlation test and multiple regression analysis were used to determine the effect of DFD on thicknesses of intraretinal layers...
February 27, 2018: Retina
Clara Sm Tang, Xuehan Zhuang, Wai-Yee Lam, Elly Sau-Wai Ngan, Jacob Shujui Hsu, Y U Michelle, S O Man-Ting, Stacey S Cherny, Ngoc Diem Ngo, Pak C Sham, Paul Kh Tam, Maria-Mercè Garcia-Barcelo
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a complex birth defect characterized by the lack of ganglion cells along a variable length of the distal intestine. A large proportion of HSCR patients remain genetically unexplained. We applied whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on 9 trios where the probands are sporadically affected with the most severe form of the disorder and harbor no coding sequence variants affecting the function of known HSCR genes. We found de novo protein-altering variants in three intolerant to change genes-CCT2, VASH1, and CYP26A1-for which a plausible link with the enteric nervous system (ENS) exists...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
Sania Vidas, Smiljka Popović-Suić, Katia Novak Lauš, Sonja Jandroković, Martina Tomić, Tomislav Jukić, Miro Kalauz
The aim was to compare retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thicknesses in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), ocular hypertension (OH) and healthy subjects, and to investigate the role of GCC parameters in glaucoma diagnosis. Eighty-one patients were divided into four groups according to Hodapp-Parrish-Anderson classification: 26 OH, 22 early POAG, 10 moderate to advanced POAG, and 23 healthy subjects. All patients underwent RNFL and GCC thickness measurement using SOCT Copernicus HR...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Fang-Xiong Zhang, Vinicius M Gadotti, Ivana A Souza, Lina Chen, Gerald W Zamponi
Cavα2δ subunits contribute to the cell-surface expression of Cav2 calcium channels. Upregulation of Cavα2δ-1 in dorsal root ganglion neurons occurs after nerve injury and results in an increased synaptic abundance of Cav2.2 channels in the spinal dorsal horn, thus enhancing the transmission of pain signals. Here, we report that large conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channels interact with the Cavα2δ subunit. Coexpression of BK channels with the Cav2 calcium channels reduces their cell-surface expression and whole-cell current density by competing the Cavα2δ subunit away from the Cav2 complex...
February 20, 2018: Cell Reports
Andrew Stockman, G Bruce Henning, Sharif Anwar, Robert Starba, Andrew T Rider
Cone signals in the luminance or achromatic pathway were investigated by measuring how the perceptual timing of M- or L-cone-detected flicker depended on temporal frequency and chromatic adaptation. Relative timings were measured, as a function of temporal frequency, by superimposing M- or L-cone-isolating flicker on "equichromatic" flicker (flicker of the same wavelength as the background) and asking observers to vary contrast and phase to cancel the perception of flicker. Measurements were made in four observers on up to 35 different backgrounds varying in wavelength and radiance...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vision
Jiaxing Wang, Ying Li, Rebecca King, Felix L Struebing, Eldon E Geisert
Purpose: The present study is designed to identify the influences of genetic background on optic nerve regeneration using the two parental strains (C57BL/6J and DBA/2J) and seven BXD recombinant inbred mouse strains. Methods: To study regeneration in the optic nerve, Pten was knocked down in the retinal ganglion cells using adenoassociated virus (AAV) delivery of shRNA, and a mild inflammatory response was induced with an intravitreal injection of zymosan with CPT-cAMP...
2018: Molecular Vision
Elham Ghahari, Christopher Bowd, Linda M Zangwill, Min Hee Suh, Takuhei Shoji, Kyle A Hasenstab, Luke J Saunders, Sasan Moghimi, Huiyuan Hou, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Rafaella C Penteado, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To compare optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) measured macular vessel density and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) measured macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) eyes with and without focal lamina cribrosa (LC) defects. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, case-control study of patients with POAG, 46 eyes of 46 patients with LC defects and 54 eyes of 54 patients without observable LC defects were included...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Elena Avram
Introduction: For many years, amblyopia was regarded as a disorder of the visual system in which an organic cause could not be identified. Optical Coherence Tomography opens new horizons in understanding the etiopathology of amblyopia and seems to highlight morphologic anomalies in the retina of the amblyopic eye. Purpose: The objective of this paper is to analyze the macular thickness, optic nerve changes, and choroidal thickness found in patients diagnosed with amblyopia based on trials reported in the literature...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Yue Wu, Xiao-Ni Wang, Ningli Wang, Ying Han, Daqing Ma, Yan Lu
Background We investigated the regularity changes of the retinalnerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) of the amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) patients in this prospective cohort study. Methods Twenty-four aMCI patients and 30 health controls, who are more than 60 years old, were recruited into the study. The RNFL and the mGCC average thickness were measured with fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). Results Compared with that in the controls, the intraocular pressure (IOP) was significantly lower in the aMCI patients...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
Sonja Mertsch, Katrin Schlicht, Harutyun Melkonyan, Stefan Schlatt, Solon Thanos
BACKGROUND: Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) of mammals lose the ability to regenerate injured axons during postnatal maturation, but little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: It remains of particular importance to understand the mechanisms of axonal regeneration to develop new therapeutic approaches for nerve injuries. METHODS: Retinas from newborn to adult monkeys (Callithrix jacchus)1 were obtained immediately after death and cultured in vitro...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Matias I Maturana, Nicholas V Apollo, David J Garrett, Tatiana Kameneva, Shaun L Cloherty, David B Grayden, Anthony N Burkitt, Michael R Ibbotson, Hamish Meffin
Implantable retinal stimulators activate surviving neurons to restore a sense of vision in people who have lost their photoreceptors through degenerative diseases. Complex spatial and temporal interactions occur in the retina during multi-electrode stimulation. Due to these complexities, most existing implants activate only a few electrodes at a time, limiting the repertoire of available stimulation patterns. Measuring the spatiotemporal interactions between electrodes and retinal cells, and incorporating them into a model may lead to improved stimulation algorithms that exploit the interactions...
February 12, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
Mineo Ozaki
The most important characteristic of exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is that it involves a greater risk of developing glaucoma. In comparison with other forms of open-angle glaucoma, exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) is more resistant to medical therapy and progresses faster. Possible pathological mechanisms of glaucoma development in XFS comprise: (1) elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) caused by functional impairment of aqueous humor outflow due to deposition of exfoliation material (XFM) in the trabecular meshwork and trabecular cell dysfunction, (2) XFS-associated connective tissue elastosis leading to structural and functional alterations of the lamina cribrosa which increases the vulnerability toward elevated IOP and development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, (3) elevated IOP due to closure of the anterior chamber angle accompanied by forward displacement of the crystalline lens due to zonular weakness, (4) presumable primary functional impairment of retinal ganglion cells...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Katarzyna Palus, Michał Bulc, Marta Czajkowska, Bartosz Miciński, Jarosław Całka
The present study was designed to determine the distribution, morphology and co-localization of calbindin-D28k (CB) with other neuroactive substances in the coeliac-cranial mesenteric ganglion complex (CCMG) neurons supplying the prepyloric region of the porcine stomach. In all animals, a median laparotomy was performed and the fluorescent retrograde neuronal tracer Fast Blue was injected into the wall of the stomach prepyloric area. On the 28th day, all animals were euthanized and the CCMG complexes were then collected and processed for double-labelling immunofluorescence for CB and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), galanin (GAL), somatostatin (SOM), leu 5-enkephalin (LENK), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), substance P (SP) and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide (CART), Immunohistochemistry revealed that 8...
February 2018: Tissue & Cell
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