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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911203/mutations-of-conserved-non-coding-elements-of-pitx2-in-patients-with-ocular-dysgenesis-and-developmental-glaucoma
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Meredith E Protas, Eric Weh, Tim Footz, Jay Kasberger, Scott C Baraban, Alex V Levin, L Jay Katz, Robert Ritch, Michael A Walter, Elena V Semina, Douglas B Gould
Mutations in FOXC1 and PITX2 constitute the most common causes of ocular anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD), and confer a high risk for secondary glaucoma. The genetic causes underlying ASD in approximately half of patients remain unknown, despite many of them being screened by whole exome sequencing. Here, we performed whole genome sequencing on DNA from two affected individuals from a family with dominantly inherited ASD and glaucoma to identify a 748-kb deletion in a gene desert that contains conserved putative PITX2 regulatory elements...
September 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898516/structural-and-functional-imaging-of-aqueous-humor-outflow-a-review
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Alex S Huang, Brian A Francis, Robert N Weinreb
Maintaining healthy aqueous humor outflow (AHO) is important for intraocular cellular health and stable vision. Impairment of AHO can lead to increased intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, and concomitant glaucoma. An improved understanding of AHO will lead to improved glaucoma surgeries that enhance native AHO as well as facilitate the development of AHO-targeted pharmaceuticals. Recent AHO imaging has evolved to live human assessment and has focused on the structural evaluation of AHO pathways and the functional documentation of fluid flow...
September 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898356/structure-function-relationships-in-perimetric-glaucoma-comparison-of-minimum-rim-width-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-parameters
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Navid Amini, Ramin Daneshvar, Farideh Sharifipour, Pablo Romero, Sharon Henry, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
Purpose: To test the hypotheses that: (1) structure-function (SF) relationships between visual fields (VF) and Bruch's membrane opening-based minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) measurements are superior to those for peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) in perimetric glaucoma; (2) BMO-MRW measurements may extend the utility of structural measurement across the range of glaucoma severity; and (3) to estimate the influence of Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) size on BMO-MRW measurements...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887000/development-of-sulfonamides-incorporating-phenylacrylamido-functionalities-as-carbonic-anhydrase-isoforms-i-ii-ix-and-xii-inhibitors
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Srinivas Angapelly, P V Sri Ramya, Andrea Angeli, Sonia Del Prete, Clemente Capasso, Mohammed Arifuddin, Claudiu T Supuran
A series of novel sulfonamides incorporating phenylacrylamido functionalities were synthesized and investigated for the inhibition of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1). The physiologically and pharmacologically relevant human (h) isoforms hCA I and II (cytosolic isozymes), as well as the transmembrane tumor-associated hCA IX and XII were included in the study. These compounds showed low nanomolar or sub-nanomolar inhibition constants against hCA II (KIs in the range of 0.50-50.5nM), hCA IX (KIs of 1...
September 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878627/optic-nerve-degeneration-after-retinal-ischemia-reperfusion-in-a-rodent-model
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Marina Renner, Gesa Stute, Mohammad Alzureiqi, Jacqueline Reinhard, Susanne Wiemann, Heiko Schmid, Andreas Faissner, H Burkhard Dick, Stephanie C Joachim
Retinal ischemia is a common pathomechanism in many ocular disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or retinal vascular occlusion. Several studies demonstrated that ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) leads to morphological and functional changes of different retinal cell types. However, little is known about the ischemic effects on the optic nerve. The goal of this study was to evaluate these effects. Ischemia was induced by raising the intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye of rats to 140 mmHg for 1 h followed by natural reperfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865878/will-perimetry-be-performed-to-monitor-glaucoma-in-2025
#6
Andrew S Camp, Robert N Weinreb
Visual field testing has played an essential role in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma for more than a century. Methods to examine the visual field have been refined from early kinetic perimetry to current standard automated perimetry (SAP). Clinicians now use SAP for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma throughout the world. Various testing paradigms and analytic methods have been developed to simplify the diagnosis of glaucoma and the interpretation of progression. Moreover, strategies have been implemented to improve patient experience with visual field testing and to increase reliability...
August 30, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829657/association-of-catalase-polymorphisms-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-in-a-chinese-population
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Bo Gong, Yi Shi, Chao Qu, Zimeng Ye, Yilin Yin, Chang Tan, Ping Shuai, Jing Li, Xiaoxin Guo, Yilian Cheng, Zhenglin Yang, Ying Lin, Xiaoqi Liu
PURPOSE: Many genes have been associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). This study was conducted to investigate whether catalase (CAT) polymorphisms play a significant role in POAG in a Chinese population. METHODS: A cohort of 416 unrelated POAG patients and 997 unrelated control subjects was included in this case-control association study. CAT functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including rs1001179, rs7943316, and rs769217, were genotyped by SNaPshot method...
August 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814200/all-atom-molecular-dynamics-comparison-of-disease-associated-zinc-fingers
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Ryan C Godwin, William H Gmeiner, Freddie R Salsbury
An important regulatory domain of NEMO is a ubiquitin-binding zinc finger, with a tetrahedral CYS3HIS1 zinc-coordinating binding site. Two variations of NEMO's zinc finger are implicated in various disease states including ectodermal dysplasia and adult-onset glaucoma. To discern structural and dynamical differences between these disease states, we present results of 48-$\mu s$ of molecular dynamics simulations for three zinc finger systems each in two states, with and without zinc-bound and correspondingly appropriate cysteine thiol/thiolate configurations...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811934/the-estimates-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-counts-performed-better-than-isolated-structure-and-functional-tests-for-glaucoma-diagnosis
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Bruno L B Esporcatte, Andrea C Kara-José, Luiz Alberto S Melo, Luciano M Pinto, Ivan M Tavares
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) counts as estimated by combining data from standard automated perimetry (SAP) and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Healthy individuals and glaucoma patients were included in this cross-sectional study. All eyes underwent 24-2 SITA SAP and structural imaging tests. RGC count estimates were obtained using a previously described algorithm, which combines estimates of RGC numbers from SAP sensitivity thresholds and SD-OCT retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) average thickness...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782513/the-effect-of-age-on-the-response-of-retinal-capillary-filling-to-changes-in-intraocular-pressure-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Xiaoyun Jiang, Elaine Johnson, William Cepurna, Diana Lozano, Shaojie Men, Ruikang K Wang, John Morrison
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) on retinal capillary filling in elderly vs adult rats using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: The IOP of elderly (24-month-old, N=12) and adult (6-8month-old, N=10) Brown Norway rats was elevated in 10mmHg increments from 10 to 100mmHg. At each IOP level, 3D OCT data were captured using an optical microangiography (OMAG) scanning protocol and then post-processed to obtain both structural and vascular images...
August 3, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771565/segmented-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-as-a-potential-biomarker-to-evaluate-open-angle-glaucoma-dendritic-degeneration-of-retinal-ganglion-cell
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Eun Kyoung Kim, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the changes of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), and ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thicknesses and compare structure-function relationships of 4 retinal layers using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in macular region of glaucoma patients. METHODS: In cross-sectional study, a total of 85 eyes with pre-perimetric to advanced glaucoma and 26 normal controls were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769097/the-association-between-structure-function-relationships-and-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-glaucoma-patients
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Megumi Honjo, Jiro Numaga, Tadashi Hara, Ryo Asaoka
Accurate measurement of visual field (VF) is important in accessing glaucoma, however this may not be achieved in patients with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (CI). We investigated the association between CI and structure-function relationships in elderly glaucoma patients. The study included 94 eyes of 51 glaucoma patients aged ≥75 years with no diagnoses of dementia. CI was assessed using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Using the leave-one-out cross-validation, the mean deviation (MD) of the Humphrey 30-2 VF was predicted from measurements of optical coherence tomography, and the relationship between the squared prediction error and the MMSE score, together with age, fixation loss (FL), false positive (FP), and false negative (FN) percentages that were analyzed using the linear mixed model...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740735/structure-and-function-relationship-of-activated-retinal-glia-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients
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Christoph Nützi, Andreas Schötzau, Matthias C Grieshaber
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinically activated retinal astrocytes and Müller cells (ARAM) regarding retinal sensitivity and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: Central visual field (VF; i.e., retinal sensitivity) was measured with a custom-made macular pattern by microperimetry and correlated with the presence (ARAM+) or absence (ARAM-) of ARAM on red-free fundus photography and with the corresponding RNFL by optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739043/pocket-detection-and-interaction-weighted-ligand-similarity-search-yields-novel-high-affinity-binders-for-myocilin-olf-a-protein-implicated-in-glaucoma
#14
Bharath Srinivasan, Sam Tonddast-Navaei, Jeffrey Skolnick
Traditional structure and ligand based virtual screening approaches rely on the availability of structural and ligand binding information. To overcome this limitation, hybrid approaches were developed that relied on extraction of ligand binding information from proteins sharing similar folds and hence, evolutionarily relationship. However, they cannot target a chosen pocket in a protein. To address this, a pocket centric virtual ligand screening approach is required. Here, we employ a new, iterative implementation of a pocket and ligand-similarity based approach to virtual ligand screening to predict small molecule binders for the olfactomedin domain of human myocilin implicated in glaucoma...
September 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736474/phenotype-analysis-of-early-risk-factors-from-electronic-medical-records-improves-image-derived-diagnostic-classifiers-for-optic-nerve-pathology
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Shikha Chaganti, Kunal P Nabar, Katrina M Nelson, Louise A Mawn, Bennett A Landman
We examine imaging and electronic medical records (EMR) of 588 subjects over five major disease groups that affect optic nerve function. An objective evaluation of the role of imaging and EMR data in diagnosis of these conditions would improve understanding of these diseases and help in early intervention. We developed an automated image-processing pipeline that identifies the orbital structures within the human eyes from computed tomography (CT) scans, calculates structural size, and performs volume measurements...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736470/structural-functional-relationships-between-eye-orbital-imaging-biomarkers-and-clinical-visual-assessments
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Xiuya Yao, Shikha Chaganti, Kunal P Nabar, Katrina Nelson, Andrew Plassard, Rob L Harrigan, Louise A Mawn, Bennett A Landman
Eye diseases and visual impairment affect millions of Americans and induce billions of dollars in annual economic burdens. Expounding upon existing knowledge of eye diseases could lead to improved treatment and disease prevention. This research investigated the relationship between structural metrics of the eye orbit and visual function measurements in a cohort of 470 patients from a retrospective study of ophthalmology records for patients (with thyroid eye disease, orbital inflammation, optic nerve edema, glaucoma, intrinsic optic nerve disease), clinical imaging, and visual function assessments...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734817/detection-of-functional-change-in-preperimetric-and-perimetric-glaucoma-using-10-2-matrix-perimetry
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Kyoung In Jung, Chan Kee Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate an effective functional strategy for detecting glaucomatous damage of the macula in preperimetric to perimetric glaucoma DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHODS: Preperimetric glaucoma patients (n=102) and perimetric glaucoma patients (n=88) with isolated paracentral scotoma or combined paracentral scotoma were enrolled in this study. Global and sectoral mean sensitivities (MS) were evaluated using 10-2 standard automated perimetry (SAP) with a stimulus of sizes III (0...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727836/the-disc-damage-likelihood-scale-diagnostic-accuracy-and-correlations-with-cup-to-disc-ratio-structural-tests-and-standard-automated-perimetry
#18
Andrea C Kara-José, Luiz Alberto S Melo, Bruno L B Esporcatte, Angelica T N H Endo, Mauro Toledo Leite, Ivan Maynart Tavares
Our objective was to compare the diagnostic accuracies of and to determine the correlations between the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS) and anatomical and functional tests used for glaucoma detection. A total of 54 healthy subjects (54 eyes) and 47 primary open-angle glaucoma patients (47 eyes) were included in this cross-sectional observational study. DDLS scores and cup-to-disc (C/D) ratios were evaluated. Subjects underwent standard automated perimetry (SAP), optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) imaging with time and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (TD and SD-OCT), Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT II), and scanning laser polarimetry (GDx-VCC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722309/long-term-outcomes-after-acute-primary-angle-closure-of-caucasian-chronic-angle-closure-glaucoma-cacg-patients
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Antonio Maria Fea, Laura Dallorto, Carlo Lavia, Giulia Pignata, Teresa Rolle, Tin Aung
IMPORTANCE: There is a lack of information about long term results of chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG) following an acute primary angle closure (APAC) in Caucasian patients PURPOSE: To report morphological and functional long-term data of CACG eyes following a monolateral APAC attack and to provide a comparison with their fellow eyes DESIGN: Observational retrospective case series (Clinica Oculistica Universitaria, Ospedale Oftalmico, Turin) PARTICIPANTS: 57 consecutive patients (114 eyes) underwent long term follow-up analysis...
July 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717139/relationship-between-retinal-inner-nuclear-layer-thickness-and-severity-of-visual-field-loss-in-glaucoma
#20
Eun Kyoung Kim, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
Glaucoma is a disease characterized by pathologic changes in inner retinal layers, which are comprised of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). As retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) cross over other retinal neurons that are connected by synapses, it is meaningful to investigate the outer retinal changes in glaucoma. We evaluated the association between thicknesses of segmented retinal layers in macular region and severity of visual field loss in open-angle glaucoma (OAG). This study involved 103 glaucomatous eyes. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), inner nuclear layer (INL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), and outer nuclear layer (ONL) thicknesses were measured at the macular level using the Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with segmentation software...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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