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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223208/characterizing-the-poagome-a-bioinformatics-driven-approach-to-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Ian D Danford, Lana D Verkuil, Daniel J Choi, David W Collins, Harini V Gudiseva, Katherine E Uyhazi, Marisa K Lau, Levi N Kanu, Gregory R Grant, Venkata R M Chavali, Joan M O'Brien
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a genetically, physiologically, and phenotypically complex neurodegenerative disorder. This study addressed the expanding collection of genes associated with POAG, referred to as the "POAGome." We used bioinformatics tools to perform an extensive, systematic literature search and compiled 522 genes with confirmed associations with POAG and its related phenotypes (normal tension glaucoma, ocular hypertension, juvenile open-angle glaucoma, and primary congenital glaucoma)...
February 18, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223180/biomechanical-aspects-of-axonal-damage-in-glaucoma-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Cheri Stowell, Claude Burgoyne, Ernst R Tamm, C Ross Ethier
The biomechanical environment within the optic nerve head (ONH) is complex and is likely directly involved in the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in glaucoma. Unfortunately, our understanding of this process is poor. Here we describe factors that influence ONH biomechanics, including ONH connective tissue microarchitecture and anatomy; intraocular pressure (IOP); and cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp). We note that connective tissue factors can vary significantly from one individual to the next, as well as regionally within an eye, and that the understanding of ONH biomechanics is hindered by anatomical differences between small-animal models of glaucoma (rats and mice) and humans...
February 18, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218219/reduced-macular-vascular-density-in-myopic-eyes
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Hua Fan, Hao-Yu Chen, Hong-Jie Ma, Zheng Chang, Hai-Quan Yin, Danny Siu-Chun Ng, Carol Y Cheung, Shan Hu, Xiang Xiang, Shi-Bo Tang, Shuang-Nong Li
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the vasculature system in patients with myopia have been observed by Doppler ultrasound and fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA); however, these studies have limitations. Doppler ultrasound provides low-resolution images which are mainly obtained from visualized large vessels, and FFA is an invasive examination. Optic coherence tomography (OCT) angiography is a noninvasive, high-resolution measurement for vascular density. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of vascular density in myopic eyes using OCT angiography...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209965/high-amplitude-electrical-stimulation-can-reduce-elicited-neuronal-activity-in-visual-prosthesis
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Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, Tianruo Guo, Chih-Yu Yang, Amr Al Abed, Socrates Dokos, Nigel H Lovell, John W Morley, Gregg J Suaning
Retinal electrostimulation is promising a successful therapy to restore functional vision. However, a narrow stimulating current range exists between retinal neuron excitation and inhibition which may lead to misperformance of visual prostheses. As the conveyance of representation of complex visual scenes may require neighbouring electrodes to be activated simultaneously, electric field summation may contribute to reach this inhibitory threshold. This study used three approaches to assess the implications of relatively high stimulating conditions in visual prostheses: (1) in vivo, using a suprachoroidal prosthesis implanted in a feline model, (2) in vitro through electrostimulation of murine retinal preparations, and (3) in silico by computing the response of a population of retinal ganglion cells...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205530/retinal-structure-and-function-in-eyes-with-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
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Satoshi Katagiri, Sachiko Nishina, Tadashi Yokoi, Masashi Mikami, Yuri Nakayama, Michiko Tanaka, Noriyuki Azuma
We investigated retinal structure and function in eyes with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Twenty-nine eyes of 18 patients with ONH and 21 eyes of 21 control patients were analyzed. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), full-field electroretinography (FF-ERG), and focal macular ERG (FM-ERG) were performed. SD-OCT analysis of the macular region showed significant ganglion cells complex (GCC) thinning nasally and temporally (P < 0.05), but the thickness from the inner nuclear layer (INL) to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) became thinner only nasally (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199381/impact-of-the-anti-aquaporin-4-autoantibody-on-inner-retinal-structure-function-and-structure-function-associations-in-japanese-patients-with-optic-neuritis
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Yoshiko Matsumoto, Sotaro Mori, Kaori Ueda, Takuji Kurimoto, Akiyasu Kanamori, Yuko Yamada, Ichiro Nakashima, Makoto Nakamura
PURPOSE: An autoantibody against aquaporin-4 (AQP4 Ab) is highly specific for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and plays a pathogenic role in this disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of AQP4 Ab on inner retinal structure, function, and the structure-function relationships in eyes with optic neuritis. METHODS: Thirty five eyes from 25 cases who had received visual function tests and RTVue optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement at least six months after the latest episode of optic neuritis were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196732/peripapillary-and-macular-vessel-density-in-patients-with-glaucoma-and-single-hemifield-visual-field-defect
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Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Linda M Zangwill, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Luke J Saunders, Min Hee Suh, Zhichao Wu, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Tadamichi Akagi, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To compare hemifield differences in the vessel density of the peripapillary and macula in open-angle glaucoma eyes with visual field (VF) defect confined to one hemifield using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 58 eyes of 58 patients with glaucoma with VF loss confined to a single hemifield and 28 healthy eyes. METHODS: Retinal vasculature information was summarized as circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and perifoveal vessel density (pfVD)...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192564/a-japanese-family-with-autosomal-dominant-oculocutaneous-albinism-type-4
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Ryoko Oki, Kisaburo Yamada, Satoko Nakano, Kenichi Kimoto, Ken Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kondo, Toshiaki Kubota
Purpose: We report the clinical characteristics of a Japanese family with autosomal dominant oculocutaneous albinism and a SLC45A2 gene mutation. Methods: A total of 16 members of a Japanese family with general hypopigmentation and foveal hypoplasia underwent detailed clinical examinations. We evaluated the severity of foveal hypoplasia using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and graded it according to the criteria of Thomas et al. DNA was extracted from 17 family members and used for genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping and linkage analysis...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192497/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-eyes-with-good-visual-acuity-recovery-after-treatment-for-optic-neuritis
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Tomoaki Higashiyama, Yasuhiro Nishida, Masahito Ohji
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the retinal perfusion using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in eyes with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: Seven eyes of seven patients with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for monocular ON and seven eyes of each fellow eye used as controls were studied. Retinal perfusion around the disc and at the macula was evaluated using OCT angiography. The retinal nerve fiber layer thickness was measured around the disc...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192385/ganglion-cell-complex-loss-in-chiasmal-compression-by-brain-tumors
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Marisa G Tieger, Thomas R Hedges, Joseph Ho, Natalie K Erlich-Malona, Laurel N Vuong, Geetha K Athappilly, Carlos E Mendoza-Santiesteban
BACKGROUND: Patterns of ganglion cell complex (GCC) loss detected by optical coherence tomography provide an objective measure of optic nerve injury. These patterns aid in early diagnosis and localization of chiasmal lesions. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with chiasmal compression seen between 2010 and 2015 were imaged with the Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography macular cube 512 × 128, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) scan protocols and automated (30-2 Humphrey) visual fields (VFs)...
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187079/invited-commentary-ganglion-cell-complex-measurement-in-compressive-optic-neuropathy
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Jonathan C Horton
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March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186129/pan-retinal-characterisation-of-light-responses-from-ganglion-cells-in-the-developing-mouse-retina
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Gerrit Hilgen, Sahar Pirmoradian, Daniela Pamplona, Pierre Kornprobst, Bruno Cessac, Matthias H Hennig, Evelyne Sernagor
We have investigated the ontogeny of light-driven responses in mouse retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Using a large-scale, high-density multielectrode array, we recorded from hundreds to thousands of RGCs simultaneously at pan-retinal level, including dorsal and ventral locations. Responses to different contrasts not only revealed a complex developmental profile for ON, OFF and ON-OFF responses, but also unveiled differences between dorsal and ventral RGC responses. At eye-opening, dorsal RGCs of all types were more responsive to light, perhaps indicating an environmental priority to nest viewing for pre-weaning pups...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183829/retinal-structure-assessed-by-oct-as-a-biomarker-of-brain-development-in-children-born-small-for-gestational-age
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Victoria Pueyo, Teresa Pérez, Inmaculada González, Irene Altemir, Galadriel Gimenez, Esther Prieto, Cristina Paules, Daniel Oros, Javier Lopez-Pison, Nicolás Fayed, Gracián Garcia-Martí, Roberto Sanz-Requena, Miguel Angel Marin
PURPOSE: To identify differences in neuronal tissue from retinal and brain structures in children born small for gestational age (SGA) with no abnormality in neonatal brain ultrasonography and no previous neurological impairment, and to evaluate the relationship between retinal structure and brain changes in school-age children born SGA. METHODS: Two cohorts of children were recruited: 25 children born SGA and 25 children born with an appropriate birth weight according to gestational age...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182310/ankyrin-rich-membrane-spanning-protein-as-a-novel-modulator-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-function-in-nociceptive-neurons
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J Peter, C Kasper, M Kaufholz, R Buschow, J Isensee, T Hucho, F W Herberg, F Schwede, C Stein, S-E Jordt, M Brackmann, V Spahn
BACKGROUND: The ion channel TRPV1 is mainly expressed in small diameter dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, which are involved in the sensation of acute noxious thermal and chemical stimuli. Direct modifications of the channel by diverse signalling events have been intensively investigated, but little is known about the composition of modulating macromolecular TRPV1 signalling complexes. Here, we hypothesize that the novel adaptor protein ankyrin-rich membrane spanning protein/kinase D interacting substrate (ARMS) interacts with TRPV1 and modulates its function in rodent DRG neurons...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176965/re-perg-a-new-procedure-for-electrophysiologic-diagnosis-of-glaucoma-that-may-improve-perg-specificity
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Alberto Mavilio, Dario Sisto, Paolo Ferreri, Nicola Cardascia, Giovanni Alessio
PURPOSE: A significant variability of the second harmonic (2ndH) phase of steady-state pattern electroretinogram (SS-PERG) in intrasession retest has been recently described in glaucoma patients (GP), which has not been found in healthy subjects. To evaluate the reliability of phase variability in retest (a procedure called RE-PERG or REPERG) in the presence of cataract, which is known to affect standard PERG, we tested this procedure in GP, normal controls (NC), and cataract patients (CP)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169921/predicting-the-magnitude-of-functional-and-structural-damage-in-glaucoma-from-monocular-pupillary-light-responses-using-automated-pupillography
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Zia S Pradhan, Harsha L Rao, Narendra K Puttaiah, Sujatha V Kadambi, Srilakshmi Dasari, Hemanth B Reddy, Meena Palakurthy, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Dhanaraj A S Rao
PURPOSE: To predict the magnitude of functional damage [mean deviation (MD) on visual field examination] and structural damage [retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography] in glaucoma from monocular pupillary light response measurements using automated pupillography. METHODS: In total, 59 subjects (118 eyes) with either a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of glaucoma underwent automated pupillography, along with visual fields and spectral domain optical coherence tomography examinations...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161831/peripapillary-retinal-vessel-density-in-eyes-with-acute-primary-angle-closure-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
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Xiaolei Wang, Chunhui Jiang, Xiangmei Kong, Xiaobo Yu, Xinghuai Sun
PURPOSE: The purpose was to investigate peripapillary retinal vessel density in resolved acute primary angle closure (APAC) eyes. METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional observational study. Thirty-four eyes of 34 patients with unilateral APAC were included, together with the fellow eyes with primary angle closure suspect (PACS) as controls. Peripapillary retinal vessel density was measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Peripapillary retinal vessel density was compared in both eyes and the potential relationship with visual field (VF) test results was evaluated...
February 4, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161363/molecular-determinants-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-iv-mrna-axonal-trafficking
#18
Amar N Kar, Jose Norberto S Vargas, Cai-Yun Chen, Jeffrey A Kowalak, Anthony E Gioio, Barry B Kaplan
In previous studies, we identified a putative 38-nucleotide stem-loop structure (zipcode) in the 3' untranslated region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit IV (COXIV) mRNA that was necessary and sufficient for the axonal localization of the message in primary superior cervical ganglion (SCG) neurons. However, little is known about the proteins that interact with the COXIV-zipcode and regulate the axonal trafficking and local translation of the COXIV message. To identify proteins involved in the axonal transport of the COXIV mRNA, we used the biotinylated 38-nucleotide COXIV RNA zipcode as bait in the affinity purification of COXIV zipcode binding proteins...
February 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139165/leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-due-to-a-new-nd1-mutation
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Patrick Soldath, Marianne Wegener, Birgit Sander, Thomas Rosenberg, Morten Duno, Flemming Wibrand, John Vissing
We report a proband with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), in whom we have identified a novel homoplasmic m.3,395A>G mutation in the ND1 gene. The mutation alters a highly conserved amino acid in codon 30 which previously has been associated with LHON and leads to a severe selective complex I deficiency. By providing further evidence for pathogenicity we conclude that m.3,395A>G is pathogenic. High definition optical coherence tomography of the retina and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) confirms recent reports that retinal ganglion cell loss precedes axonal loss in LHON and is present in the early stage of the disease...
January 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138563/ganglionic-gfap-glial-gq-gpcr-signaling-enhances-heart-functions-in-vivo
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Alison Xiaoqiao Xie, Jakovin J Lee, Ken D McCarthy
The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) accelerates heart rate, increases cardiac contractility, and constricts resistance vessels. The activity of SNS efferent nerves is generated by a complex neural network containing neurons and glia. Gq G protein-coupled receptor (Gq-GPCR) signaling in glial fibrillary acidic protein-expressing (GFAP(+)) glia in the central nervous system supports neuronal function and regulates neuronal activity. It is unclear how Gq-GPCR signaling in GFAP(+) glia affects the activity of sympathetic neurons or contributes to SNS-regulated cardiovascular functions...
January 26, 2017: JCI Insight
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