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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526237/small-molecule-inhibition-of-wnt-signaling-abrogates-dexamethasone-induced-phenotype-of-primary-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Sarah D Ahadome, Chi Zhang, Elizabeth Tannous, James Shen, Jie J Zheng
Trabecular meshwork (TM) cells are the governing regulators of the TM structure. When the functionality of these cells is impaired, the structure of the TM is perturbed, which often results in increased ocular hypertension. High intraocular pressure is the most significant risk factor for steroid-induced glaucoma. Dexamethasone (Dex) induced phenotype of TM cells is widely utilized as a model system to gain insight into mechanisms underlying damaged TM in glaucoma. In this study, to assess the possible role of the abnormal Wnt signaling in steroid-induced glaucoma, we analyzed the effects of small-molecule Wnt signaling modulators on Dex-induced expression extracellular matrix proteins of primary human TM cells...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514956/transcriptome-analysis-for-the-identification-of-cellular-markers-related-to-trabecular-meshwork-differentiation
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Padmapriya Sathiyanathan, Cheryl Y Tay, Lawrence W Stanton
BACKGROUND: Development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is associated with the malfunctioning trabecular meshwork (TM). Cell therapy offers great potential for the treatment of POAG, but requires the generation of functional TM cells in vitro to replace the lost/dysfunctional cells. TM differentiation in vitro from various stem cell types must be monitored by the expression of specific markers. However, no single definitive marker of the TM has been identified. RESULTS: To identify robust markers of TM differentiation, we performed global transcriptome profiling using high-density oligonucleotide microarray on ex vivo TM tissue and cultured TM progenitors...
May 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512420/a-case-of-iris-melanocytoma-demonstrating-diffuse-melanocytic-proliferation-with-uncontrolled-intraocular-pressure
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Mami Kusunose, Yuji Sakino, Yoshihiro Noda, Tsutomu Daa, Toshiaki Kubota
We report a rare case with histologically proven melanocytoma of the iris that demonstrated diffuse melanocytic proliferation with uncontrolled secondary glaucoma and investigate the etiology of the intraocular pressure elevation. The patient was a 78-year-old man with a history of darkened iris of his left eye. The intraocular pressure was 39 mm Hg. A slit-lamp examination showed a diffuse darkened iris, and a gonioscopic examination revealed open angle with circumferential heavy pigmentation. There was no pigment dispersion of the anterior chamber and no pigment deposition of the cornea...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494163/expression-of-14-3-3-zeta-protein-in-dexamethasone-treated-mice-and-human-tm-1-cells
#4
Qian Liu, Yiming Ye, Xianchai Lin, Yangfan Yang, Kaili Wu, Minbin Yu
PURPOSE: 14-3-3 zeta protein plays a potential protective role in neurodegenerative disease. Given that glaucoma and neurodegenerative diseases share a similar pathogenesis, it is possible that 14-3-3 zeta may have a similar protective effect in the glaucomatous process. In the present study, we measured the expression of 14-3-3 zeta in vivo (mouse eyes) and in vitro in a transformed human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cell line, TM-1, and assessed the possible roles of this protein in dexamethasone (DEX)-treated eyes and HTM cells...
May 11, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488311/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-trisomy-13-a-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anri Hayashi, Tomohiro Kumada, Fumihito Nozaki, Ikuko Hiejima, Minoru Shibata, Takashi Kusunoki, Tatsuya Fujii
Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is characterized by prominent trabecular meshwork, and it is thought to result from arrest of the normal compaction process during embryogenesis. Patients with LVNC may be asymptomatic or have symptoms ranging from heart failure to stroke, life-threatening arrhythmias, or sudden death. The frequency of LVNC in children has increased with longer clinical courses. About 80% of patients with trisomy 13 have a congenital cardiac abnormality, but a clinical description of LVNC with trisomy 13 is lacking because of its poor prognosis and lack of awareness about LVNC...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486513/angle-stability-and-outflow-in-dual-blade-ab-interno-trabeculectomy-with-active-versus-passive-chamber-management
#6
Chao Wang, Yalong Dang, Susannah Waxman, Xiaobo Xia, Robert N Weinreb, Nils A Loewen
PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative angle stability and postoperative outflow of two ab interno trabeculectomy devices that excise the trabecular meshwork with or without active aspiration and irrigation. We hypothesized that anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) allows for a quantitative comparison of intraoperative angle stability in a microincisional glaucoma surgery (MIGS) pig eye training model. METHODS: Twelve freshly enucleated porcine eyes were measured with AS-OCT at baseline, at the beginning of the procedure and at its conclusion to determine the anterior chamber depth (ACD) and the nasal angle α in degrees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480761/topical-treatment-of-glaucoma-established-and-emerging-pharmacology
#7
Mark S Dikopf, Thasarat S Vajaranant, Deepak P Edward
Glaucoma is a collection of optic neuropathies consisting of retinal ganglion cell death and corresponding visual field loss. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide and is forecasted to precipitously increase in prevalence in the coming decades. Current treatment options aim to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) via topical or oral therapy, laser treatment to the trabecular meshwork or ciliary body, and incisional surgery. Despite increasing use of trabecular laser therapy, topical therapy remains first-line in the treatment of most forms of glaucoma...
May 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444329/the-eye-drop-preservative-benzalkonium-chloride-potently-induces-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-preferentially-affects-lhon-mutant-cells
#8
Sandipan Datta, Christophe Baudouin, Francoise Brignole-Baudouin, Alexandre Denoyer, Gino A Cortopassi
Purpose: Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is the most commonly used eye drop preservative. Benzalkonium chloride has been associated with toxic effects such as "dry eye" and trabecular meshwork degeneration, but the underlying biochemical mechanism of ocular toxicity by BAK is unclear. In this study, we propose a mechanistic basis for BAK's adverse effects. Method: Mitochondrial O2 consumption rates of human corneal epithelial primary cells (HCEP), osteosarcoma cybrid cells carrying healthy (control) or Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) mutant mtDNA [11778(G>A)], were measured before and after acute treatment with BAK...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442693/ab-interno-schlemm-s-canal-surgery
#9
Brian A Francis, Handan Akil, Benjamin B Bert
In primary open-angle glaucoma, the site of greatest resistance to aqueous outflow is thought to be the trabecular meshwork (TM) and inner wall of Schlemm's canal. Augmentation of the conventional (trabecular) outflow pathway can facilitate physiologic outflow and subsequently lower intraocular pressure. The most recent approach to enhancing the conventional outflow pathway is via an internal approach to the TM and Schlemm's canal. Ab interno Schlemm's canal surgery includes 4 novel surgical approaches: (1) removal of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal by an internal approach (ab interno trabeculectomy), (2) implantation of a microstent to bypass the TM, (3) disruption of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno trabeculotomy), and (4) dilation of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno canaloplasty)...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442692/viscocanalostomy-and-canaloplasty-ab-externo-schlemm-s-canal-surgery
#10
Matthias C Grieshaber
Ab externo Schlemm's canal (SC) surgery (e.g., viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty) is a valuable alternative to glaucoma filtration surgery. It targets the abnormally high resistance to outflow in the trabecular meshwork (TM) and reestablishes the physiologic outflow system. In viscocanalostomy, viscoelastic substance is injected to dilate SC, which in turn leads to microdisruptions of the inner wall. In canaloplasty, the additional intracanalicular stent (suture or Stegmann Canal Expander®) keeps the canal patent and enhances the circumferential flow...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441060/characterization-of-a-standardized-ex-vivo-porcine-model-to-assess-short-term-intraocular-pressure-changes-and-trabecular-meshwork-vitality-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-different-silicone-oil-and-bss-tamponades
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Martina Ebner, Siegfried Mariacher, José Hurst, Peter Szurman, Sven Schnichels, Martin S Spitzer, Kai Januschowski
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize a standardized porcine ex-vivo testing system for intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring after vitrectomy with different endotamponades. METHODS: Twenty-four pig eyes, six per endotamponade group were obtained immediately postmortem. After pars plana vitrectomy, vitreous substitutes (silicone oil 1000 mPas, 2000 mPas, 5000 mPas, and Balanced Salt Solution (BSS)) were instillated and IOP was observed over 24-hours...
April 25, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440591/imaging-collector-channel-entrance-with-a-new-intraocular-micro-probe-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
#12
Chen Xin, Xiaoya Chen, Meng Li, Yan Shi, Huaizhou Wang, Ruikang Wang, Ningli Wang
PURPOSE: To describe the use of a newly developed side-viewing catheter probe to provide the cross-sectional images of collector channel entrance (CCE), achieved by swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). METHODS: A side-viewing SS-OCT catheter probe was developed that has a core probe diameter of 0.15 mm and an outer diameter of 0.25 mm, for the purpose of imaging CCEs within eye globe. Cadaver eyes harvested from swine and human were used to demonstrate its feasibility...
April 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424493/regulation-of-intraocular-pressure-by-microrna-cluster-mir-143-145
#13
Xinyu Li, Fangkun Zhao, Mei Xin, Guorong Li, Coralia Luna, Guigang Li, Qinbo Zhou, Yuguang He, Bo Yu, Eric Olson, Pedro Gonzalez, Shusheng Wang
Glaucoma is a major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which causes optic nerve damage and retinal ganglion cell death, is the primary risk factor for blindness in glaucoma patients. IOP is controlled by the balance between aqueous humor secretion from the ciliary body (CB) and its drainage through the trabecular meshwork (TM). How microRNAs (miRs) regulate IOP and glaucoma in vivo is largely unknown. Here we show that miR-143 and miR-145 expression is enriched in the smooth muscle and trabecular meshwork in the eye...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423527/hes1-promotes-extracellular-matrix-protein-expression-and-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-under-oxidative-stress
#14
Linqi Xu, Yan Zhang, Ruru Guo, Wencui Shen, Yan Qi, Qingsong Wang, Zhenglong Guo, Chen Qi, Haifang Yin, Jiantao Wang
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The most prevalent form of glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Oxidative stress is one of the major pathogenic factors of the POAG, and can elicit molecular and functional changes in trabecular meshwork cells, causing increased aqueous humor outflow resistance and elevated intraocular pressure. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying oxidative stress-induced cell phenotypic changes remain elusive. Herein, we exposed primary human trabecular meshwork cells to the oxidative stress induced by 300 μM H2O2 for 2 h, and found significantly up-regulated expression of extracellular matrix proteins and a transcription factor, hairy and enhancer of split-1 (HES1)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414592/understanding-the-presence-and-roles-of-ap4a-diadenosine-tetraphosphate-in-the-eye
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Almudena Crooke, Ana Guzman-Aranguez, Gonzalo Carracedo, Maria J Perez de Lara, Jesus Pintor
Diadenosine tetraphosphate abbreviated Ap4A is a naturally occurring dinucleotide, which is present in most of the ocular fluids. Due to its intrinsic resistance to enzyme degradation compared to mononucleotides, this molecule can exhibit profound actions on ocular tissues, including the ocular surface, ciliary body, trabecular meshwork, and probably the retina. The actions of Ap4A are mostly carried out by P2Y2 receptors, but the participation of P2X2 and P2Y6 in processes such as the regulation of intraocular pressure (IOP), together with the P2Y2, is pivotal...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400560/tgf-%C3%AE-induces-phosphorylation-of-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-implications-for-fibrosis-of-the-trabecular-meshwork-tissue-in-glaucoma
#16
Nikoleta Tellios, Jillian C Belrose, Alexander C Tokarewicz, Cindy Hutnik, Hong Liu, Andrew Leask, Michael Motolko, Miho Iijima, Sunil K Parapuram
Fundamental cell signaling mechanisms that regulate dynamic remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in mechanically loaded tissues are not yet clearly understood. Trabecular meshwork (TM) tissue in the eye is under constant mechanical stress and continuous remodeling of ECM is crucial to maintain normal aqueous humor drainage and intraocular pressure (IOP). However, excessive ECM remodeling can cause fibrosis of the TM as in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients, and is characterized by increased resistance to aqueous humor drainage, elevated IOP, optic nerve degeneration and blindness...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394106/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-level-and-glaucoma-in-women
#17
Željka Vuković Arar, Marijana Knežević Praveček, Blaženk Miškić, Zoran Vatavuk, Jadranka Vuković Rodriguez, Sandra Sekelj
The aim of the study was to determine whether serum vitamin D level is lower in female patients with glaucoma as compared with control group. The mechanism by which vitamin D reduces intraocular pressure is not fully clarified. Almost all tissues possess vitamin D receptor (VDR). The mice lacking VDR (VDR knockout mice) have greatly contributed to the understanding of the general vitamin D physiologic function. VDR has been found in some ganglion layer cells, external and internal nuclear layers of retina, and in retinal pigment epithelium, while VDR epitopes have also been found in the ciliary body epithelium, pointing to the role of this protein in eye physiology...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384726/restoration-of-aqueous-humor-outflow-following-transplantation-of-ipsc-derived-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-glaucoma
#18
Wei Zhu, Ankur Jain, Oliver W Gramlich, Budd A Tucker, Val C Sheffield, Markus H Kuehn
Purpose: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is particularly common in older individuals and associated with pathologic degeneration of the trabecular meshwork (TM). We have shown previously that transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived TM cells restores aqueous humor dynamics in young transgenic mice expressing a pathogenic form of human myocilin (Tg-MYOCY437H). This study was designed to determine if this approach is feasible in older mice with more pronounced TM dysfunction...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368994/revisiting-the-cornea-and-trabecular-meshwork-junction-with-2-photon-excitation-fluorescence-microscopy
#19
Catherine M Marando, Choul Yong Park, Jason A Liao, Jimmy K Lee, Roy S Chuck
PURPOSE: To investigate the collagen and elastin architecture at the junction of the human cornea and trabecular meshwork (TM). METHODS: The cornea, TM, and ciliary body (CB) tendons of unfixed human corneal buttons were imaged with an inverted 2-photon excited fluorescence microscope (FluoView FV-1000; Olympus, Central Valley, PA). The laser (Ti:sapphire) was tuned to 850 nm for 2-photon excitation. Backscatter signals of second harmonic generation and autofluorescence were collected through a 425/30-nm emission filter and a 525/45-nm emission filter, respectively...
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358962/vegf-as-a-paracrine-regulator-of-conventional-outflow-facility
#20
Ester Reina-Torres, Joanne C Wen, Katy C Liu, Guorong Li, Joseph M Sherwood, Jason Y H Chang, Pratap Challa, Cassandra M Flügel-Koch, W Daniel Stamer, R Rand Allingham, Darryl R Overby
Purpose: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) regulates microvascular endothelial permeability, and the permeability of Schlemm's canal (SC) endothelium influences conventional aqueous humor outflow. We hypothesize that VEGF signaling regulates outflow facility. Methods: We measured outflow facility (C) in enucleated mouse eyes perfused with VEGF-A164a, VEGF-A165b, VEGF-D, or inhibitors to VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). We monitored VEGF-A secretion from human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells by ELISA after 24 hours of static culture or cyclic stretch...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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