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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099049/effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-compounds-on-aqueous-humor-outflow-facility-in-porcine-ocular-anterior-segments-ex-vivo
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Jenaye Robinson, Esther Okoro, Chinoso Ezuedu, Leah Bush, Catherine A Opere, Sunny E Ohia, Ya Fatou Njie-Mbye
PURPOSE: To investigate the pharmacological actions of hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-releasing compounds l-cysteine and sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) on aqueous humor (AH) outflow facility in porcine ocular anterior segment. METHODS: Porcine ocular anterior segments were perfused with Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium at a constant pressure of 7.35 mmHg. After stable outflow baseline, explants were exposed to NaHS or l-cysteine. The increase in outflow generated by the H2S-releasing compounds was measured in the absence and presence of inhibitor of H2S biosynthesis (aminooxyacetic acid; AOAA), blocker of KATP channels (glibenclamide), and inhibitor of adenylyl cyclase (SQ 22536)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091584/enhancement-of-outflow-facility-in-the-murine-eye-by-targeting-selected-tight-junctions-of-schlemm-s-canal-endothelia
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Lawrence C S Tam, Ester Reina-Torres, Joseph M Sherwood, Paul S Cassidy, Darragh E Crosbie, Elke Lütjen-Drecoll, Cassandra Flügel-Koch, Kristin Perkumas, Marian M Humphries, Anna-Sophia Kiang, Jeffrey O'Callaghan, John J Callanan, A Thomas Read, C Ross Ethier, Colm O'Brien, Matthew Lawrence, Matthew Campbell, W Daniel Stamer, Darryl R Overby, Pete Humphries
The juxtacanalicular connective tissue of the trabecular meshwork together with inner wall endothelium of Schlemm's canal (SC) provide the bulk of resistance to aqueous outflow from the anterior chamber. Endothelial cells lining SC elaborate tight junctions (TJs), down-regulation of which may widen paracellular spaces between cells, allowing greater fluid outflow. We observed significant increase in paracellular permeability following siRNA-mediated suppression of TJ transcripts, claudin-11, zonula-occludens-1 (ZO-1) and tricellulin in human SC endothelial monolayers...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090788/selection-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-in-trabecular-meshwork-cells-under-oxidative-stress
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Jing Zhao, HongYan Zhou, Lixia Sun, Ben Yang, Lin Zhang, Hongfeng Shi, Yajuan Zheng
Oxidative stress-induced dysfunction in trabecular meshwork (TM) cells is considered a major alteration that can lead to glaucoma. H2O2 is the most widely used agent for inducing oxidation in TM cells in vitro. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is an important method for studying alterations in gene expression, and suitable (i.e., invariant) reference genes must be defined to normalize expression levels. In this study, eight common reference genes, i.e., PRS18, ACTB, B2M, GAPDH, PPIA, HPRT1, YWHAZ, and TBP, were evaluated for use in studies of H2O2-induced dysfunction in TM cells...
January 15, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079655/microarchitecture-of-schlemm-canal-before-and-after-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-in-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Alon Skaat, Michael S Rosman, Jason L Chien, Mark P Ghassibi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Sung Chul Park
PURPOSE: To characterize the in vivo effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) on the Schlemm canal (SC) in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one serial horizontal enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomograph B-scans (interval between B-scans, ∼35 μm) of the nasal corneoscleral limbus were obtained before and 4 weeks after SLT. Fifty B-scans in the overlapping regions before and after SLT were selected for analysis based on the structures of aqueous and blood vessels as landmarks...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075618/rodent-models-of-glaucoma-and-their-applicability-for-drug-discovery
#5
Renu Agarwal, Puneet Agarwal
Rodents have widely been used to represent glaucomatous changes both in the presence and absence of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) as they offer clear advantages over other animal species. IOP elevation is commonly achieved by creating an obstruction in the aqueous outflow pathways, consequently leading to retinal ganglion cell and optic nerve (ON) damage, the hallmark of glaucoma. These changes may also be achieved in the absence of elevated IOP by directly inflicting injury to retina or ON. Areas covered: This paper presents a summary of currently used rodent models of glaucoma...
January 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074272/-role-of-the-aging-visual-system-in-glaucoma
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J D Unterlauft, M R R Böhm
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and is usually diagnosed in higher age groups. The goal was to survey how patient age influences the development of glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A web-based search on aging of the visual system and its influence on glaucoma was performed and the most important results are summarized. RESULTS: The prevalence of glaucoma rises with age. Aging processes of the trabecular meshwork and the uveoscleral outflow pathway lead to a rise in the intraocular pressure...
January 10, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073110/relationship-between-the-pathogenesis-of-glaucoma-and-mirna
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Ruru Guo, Wencui Shen, Chang Su, Shaoyun Jiang, Jiantao Wang
Small RNA (microRNA or miRNA) is a kind of small noncoding single-stranded RNA that regulates complementary mRNA at the posttranscriptional level in eukaryotic organisms. As important regulatory factors, miRNAs play an important role in the occurrence and development of glaucoma and widely participate in regulating biological processes of glaucoma-related genes. This article reviews the connection between the aqueous humor, trabecular meshwork, the apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells, and miRNA.
January 11, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068412/a-comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-between-glucocorticoid-responder-and-non-responder-bovine-trabecular-meshwork-cells-using-rna-sequencing
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Jaclyn Y Bermudez, Hannah C Webber, Bartley Brown, Terry A Braun, Abbot F Clark, Weiming Mao
The most common ocular side effect of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy is GC-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) and GC-induced glaucoma (GIG). GC-induced OHT occurs in about 40% of the general population, while the other 60% are resistant. This study aims to determine the genes and pathways involved in differential GC responsiveness in the trabecular meshwork (TM). Using paired bovine eyes, one eye was perfusion-cultured with 100nM dexamethasone (DEX), while the fellow eye was used to establish a bovine TM (BTM) cell strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063100/efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-ripasudil-to-existing-treatment-regimens-for-reducing-intraocular-pressure
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Kenji Inoue, Ryoko Okayama, Minako Shiokawa, Kyoko Ishida, Goji Tomita
PURPOSE: Ripasudil accelerates aqueous humour drainage along the trabecular meshwork-Schlemm's canal route and has been approved for clinical use in Japan. We retrospectively investigated the efficacy and safety of adding ripasudil to existing treatment regimens to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 119 eyes from 119 subjects (61 men, 58 women) with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who had ripasudil added to their treatment regimens between December 2014 and June 2015 were included...
January 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061511/evaluation-of-the-anterior-segment-angle-to-angle-scan-of-cirrus-high-definition-optical-coherence-tomography-and-comparison-with-gonioscopy-and-with-the-visante-oct
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Tin A Tun, Mani Baskaran, Shayne S Tan, Shamira A Perera, Tin Aung, Rahat Husain
Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of the anterior segment angle-to-angle scan of the Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) in detecting eyes with closed angles. Methods: All subjects underwent dark-room gonioscopy by an ophthalmologist. A technician performed anterior segment imaging with Cirrus (n = 202) and Visante OCT (n = 85) under dark-room conditions. All eyes were categorized by two masked graders as per number of closed quadrants...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028002/aqueous-outflow-a-continuum-from-trabecular-meshwork-to-episcleral-veins
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Teresia Carreon, Elizabeth van der Merwe, Ronald L Fellman, Murray Johnstone, Sanjoy K Bhattacharya
In glaucoma, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) confers neuroprotection. Elevated IOP characterizes glaucoma and arises from impaired aqueous humor (AH) outflow. Increased resistance in the trabecular meshwork (TM), a filter-like structure essential to regulate AH outflow, may result in the impaired outflow. Flow through the 360° circumference of TM structures may be non-uniform, divided into high and low flow regions, termed as segmental. After flowing through the TM, AH enters Schlemm's canal (SC), which expresses both blood and lymphatic markers; AH then passes into collector channel entrances (CCE) along the SC external well...
December 24, 2016: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013525/interaction-of-primary-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-with-metal-alloy-candidates-for-micro-invasive-glaucoma-surgery
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Wan Wendy Wang, Kelsey A Watson, S Jeffrey Dixon, Hong Liu, Amin Rizkalla, Cindy Ml Hutnik
BACKGROUND: Microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is a relatively new addition to the glaucoma treatment paradigm. Small metallic stents are inserted into the trabecular meshwork in order to increase aqueous humour drainage. MIGS procedures are rapidly being adopted due to a more favourable side effect profile when compared to traditional surgery. Remarkably, this rapid rate of utilization has occurred without any published studies on the effect of metal alloys used in these stents on human trabecular meshwork cells (HTMCs)...
December 25, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009398/quantification-of-trabecular-iris-contact-and-its-prevalence-by-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-healthy-caucasian-population
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José Ignacio Fernández-Vigo, Lucía De-Pablo-Gómez-De-Liaño, Cristina Fernández-Vigo, Inés Sánchez-Guillén, Enrique Santos-Bueso, José María Martínez-de-la-Casa, Julián García-Feijóo, José Ángel Fernández-Vigo
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of trabecular-iris contact (TIC) and quantify this contact in healthy Caucasian individuals using Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 2,012 eyes of 1,006 healthy subjects were recruited among individuals undergoing a routine ophthalmologic checkup. In each participant, age, sex, intraocular pressure, and spherical refractive error were first recorded along with anterior chamber depth and volume, central corneal thickness measured with the Pentacam, and axial length with the IOLMaster...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939447/differential-response-and-withdrawal-profile-of-glucocorticoid-treated-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Guorong Li, Gang Cui, W Michael Dismuke, Iris Navarro, Kristin Perkumas, David F Woodward, W Daniel Stamer
The goal of the study was to examine secreted protein response and withdrawal profiles from cultured human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells following short- and long-term glucocorticoid treatment. Primary cultures of five human HTM cell strains isolated from 5 different individual donor eyes were tested. Confluent HTM cells were differentiated in culture media containing 1% FBS for at least one week, and then treated with Dexamethasone (Dex, 100 nM) 3 times/week for 1 or 4 weeks. Cell culture supernatant was collected 3 times per week for 8 weeks...
December 7, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924833/tgf%C3%AE-2-induced-outflow-alterations-in-a-bioengineered-trabecular-meshwork-are-offset-by-a-rho-associated-kinase-inhibitor
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Karen Y Torrejon, Ellen L Papke, Justin R Halman, Magnus Bergkvist, John Danias, Susan T Sharfstein, Yubing Xie
Members of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) cytokine family have long been associated with affecting several cellular functions, including cell proliferation, differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover. Of particular interest to this work, TGFβ2 has been linked to most types of glaucomas as a potential fibrotic agent that can cause elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP). Given that the trabecular meshwork (TM) provides most of aqueous humor outflow resistance in the eye, an in vitro bioengineered human TM (HTM) model has been created and validated by analyzing effects of TGFβ2 on transcellular pressure changes and outflow facility...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918822/growth-differentiation-factor-15-induced-contractile-activity-and-extracellular-matrix-production-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Arumugam Ramachandran Muralidharan, Rupalatha Maddala, Nikolai P Skiba, Ponugoti Vasantha Rao
Purpose: To determine the role and regulation of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a TGF-β-related cytokine in human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells in the context of aqueous humor (AH) outflow and IOP. Methods: Regulation of expression by external cues, and the distribution and secretion of GDF-15 by human TM primary cell cultures, and the effects of recombinant (r) GDF-15 on TM cell contractile characteristics, actin cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix (ECM), α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA), SMAD signaling, and gene expression were determined by immunoblot, immunofluorescence, mass spectrometry, cDNA microarray, and real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) analyses...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916026/role-of-cyclic-amp-in-the-eye-of-glaucoma
#17
Myoung Sup Shim, Keun-Young Kim, Won-Kyu Ju
Glaucoma is characterized by a slow and progressive degeneration of optic nerve, including retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons in the optic nerve head (ONH), leading to visual impairment. Despite the high prevalence, the biological basis of glaucoma pathogenesis still is not yet fully understood, and the factors contributing to its progression are currently not well characterized. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only modifiable risk factor, and reduction of IOP is the standard treatment for glaucoma. However, lowering IOP itself is not always effective for preserving visual function in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma...
December 5, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914989/transcriptome-analysis-of-adult-and-fetal-trabecular-meshwork-cornea-and-ciliary-body-tissues-by-rna-sequencing
#18
Megan Ulmer Carnes, R Rand Allingham, Allison Ashley-Koch, Michael A Hauser
PURPOSE: To characterize the transcriptional landscape of human adult and fetal trabecular meshwork (TM), cornea, and ciliary body (CB) tissues, and to evaluate the expression level of candidate genes selected from genetic association studies of primary-open angle glaucoma, central corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, vertical cup to disc ratio, and optic nerve parameters. METHODS: Deep RNA sequencing was performed on the selected human tissues. Transcriptome analyses were performed to 1) characterize the total number of expressed genes, 2) identify the most highly expressed genes, 3) estimate the number of novel transcripts, and 4) evaluate the expression of candidate genes in each tissue...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878244/microrna%C3%A2-93-is-overexpressed-and-induces-apoptosis-in-glaucoma-trabecular-meshwork-cells
#19
Yansa Wang, Fenghua Li, Shuyun Wang
Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy and a major cause of blindness globally. Trabecular meshwork cells are important in maintaining aqueous humor flow, the dysfunction of which tends to induce glaucoma. As important regulators of gene expression, microRNAs may be crucial in regulating trabecular meshwork cells. The present study aimed to reveal the effect of microRNA‑93 (miR‑93) on glaucoma trabecular meshwork (GTM) cell apoptosis. The expression levels of miR‑93 were compared between human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells and GTM cells...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820954/aberrant-collagen-composition-of-the-trabecular-meshwork-results-in-reduced-aqueous-humor-drainage-and-elevated-iop-in-mmp-9-null-mice
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Lies De Groef, Lien Andries, Anuja Siwakoti, Emiel Geeraerts, Ilse Bollaerts, Lut Noterdaeme, Isabelle Etienne, Anna-Pia Papageorgiou, Ingeborg Stalmans, Johan Billen, Judith A West-Mays, Lieve Moons
Purpose: Homeostatic turnover of the trabecular meshwork extracellular matrix (ECM) is essential to regulate aqueous humor outflow and to maintain intraocular pressure homeostasis. In this study, we evaluated aqueous humor turnover, intraocular pressure, and trabecular meshwork organization in MMP-9 null mice. Methods: Intraocular pressure and aqueous humor turnover were measured in MMP-9 null versus wild-type mice. Morphology of the anterior segment of the eye, with special attention to the structural organization of the trabecular meshwork, was investigated by means of optical coherence tomography, light microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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