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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734961/radix-puerariae-modulates-glutamatergic-synaptic-architecture-and-potentiates-functional-synaptic-plasticity-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons
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Mohammad Maqueshudul Haque Bhuiyan, Md Nazmul Haque, Md Mohibbullah, Yung Kyu Kim, Il Soo Moon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Neurologic disorders are frequently characterized by synaptic pathology, including abnormal density and morphology of dendritic spines, synapse loss, and aberrant synaptic signaling and plasticity. Therefore, to promote and/or protect synapses by the use of natural molecules capable of modulating neurodevelopmental events, such as, spinogenesis and synaptic plasticity, could offer a preventive and curative strategy for nervous disorders associated with synaptic pathology...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734810/retinal-pigment-epithelium-humps-in-high-myopia
#2
Alessandro Marchese, Adriano Carnevali, Riccardo Sacconi, Teresa Centoducati, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To report on the presence of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) humps in high myopia, and to describe the distinctive features from pathological PEDs and choroidal neovascularizations (CNVs). DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Charts and imaging studies of highly myopic patients presenting between September 2015 and February 2017 at a university teaching hospital were consecutively reviewed. All patients underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731053/oct-angiography-documented-reperfusion-of-translocated-autologous-full-thickness-rpe-choroid-graft-for-complicated-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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M Veckeneer, C Augustinus, E Feron, P-P Schauwvlieghe, J Ruys, I Cosemans, J Van Meurs
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to investigate the reperfusion of translocated retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-choroid graft in the treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), using OCT angiography (OCTA), a novel non-invasive, high-resolution imaging modality.Patients and methodsEighteen eyes of 18 consecutive patients suffering from complicated nAMD underwent RPE-choroid patch graft translocation surgery using a peripheral retinotomy and flap-over technique. We analyzed functional and anatomical outcome using visual acuity, Spectral Domain OCT and OCTA...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730556/stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-the-role-of-pigmentation-as-maturation-marker-and-gene-expression-profile-comparison-with-human-endogenous-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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A Bennis, J G Jacobs, L A E Catsburg, J B Ten Brink, C Koster, R O Schlingemann, J van Meurs, T G M F Gorgels, P D Moerland, V M Heine, A A Bergen
In age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deteriorates, leading to photoreceptor decay and severe vision loss. New therapeutic strategies aim at RPE replacement by transplantation of pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived RPE. Several protocols to generate RPE have been developed where appearance of pigmentation is commonly used as indicator of RPE differentiation and maturation. It is, however, unclear how different pigmentation stages reflect developmental stages and functionality of PSC-derived RPE cells...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730104/down-regulation-of-protein-kinase-c-alpha-ezrin-signals-in-light-induced-phagocytic-crisis-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
#5
Ya-Qiong Zhang, Yong-Gang Fan, Ya-Long Dang, Yan-Li Liu, Hua Liu, Li-Hua Li
AIM: To investigate the roles of PKC-α/ezrin signals in phagocytosis crisis of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells in light damage model. METHODS: Light induced mice RPE injury model was established by continuously irradiating cool white light at different exposure time (0, 4, 8h light intensity: 4.18×10(-6) J/cm(2)). In vitro, human ARPE-19 cells treated with the doses and intensity (1.57×10(-6) J/cm(2)) of laser irradiation. Histology analysis was evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729539/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-and-primary-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Heidi Hongisto, Antti Jylhä, Janika Nättinen, Jochen Rieck, Tanja Ilmarinen, Zoltán Veréb, Ulla Aapola, Roger Beuerman, Goran Petrovski, Hannu Uusitalo, Heli Skottman
Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells (hESC-RPE) provide an unlimited cell source for retinal cell replacement therapies. Clinical trials using hESC-RPE to treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are currently underway. Human ESC-RPE cells have been thoroughly characterized at the gene level but their protein expression profile has not been studied at larger scale. In this study, proteomic analysis was used to compare hESC-RPE cells differentiated from two independent hESC lines, to primary human RPE (hRPE) using Isobaric tags for relative quantitation (iTRAQ)...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729290/choroidal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-protection-against-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-retinal-injury
#7
Zhenyang Zhao, Yuejin Liang, Yin Liu, Pei Xu, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Deming Sun, Jiaren Sun, Robert F Mullins, Yan Chen, Jiyang Cai
γδ T cells located near the epithelial barrier are integral components of local inflammatory and innate immune responses. We have previously reported the presence of choroidal γδ T cells in a model of chronic degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The goals of the current study were to further define the functions of choroidal γδ T cells and to explore the underlying mechanisms of their action. Our data demonstrate that choroidal γδ T cells are activated by RPE injury in response to NaIO3 treatment, and that they express genes that encode immunosuppressive cytokines, such as IL-4 and IL-10...
July 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727884/oct-angiography-and-ellipsoid-zone-mapping-of-macular-telangiectasia-type-2-from-the-avatar-study
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Anne P Runkle, Peter K Kaiser, Sunil K Srivastava, Andrew P Schachat, Jamie L Reese, Justis P Ehlers
Purpose: To evaluate alterations on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and quantitatively assess alterations in the ellipsoid zone (EZ) in eyes with macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel type 2). Methods: The Observational Assessment of Visualizing and Analyzing Vessels With Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Retinal Diseases study is an institutional review board-approved prospective, observational study investigating OCT-A in macular disease...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726777/humanin-g-hng-protects-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd-transmitochondrial-arpe-19-cybrids-from-mitochondrial-and-cellular-damage
#9
Sonali Nashine, Pinchas Cohen, Marilyn Chwa, Stephanie Lu, Anthony B Nesburn, Baruch D Kuppermann, M Cristina Kenney
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ranks third among the leading causes of visual impairment with a blindness prevalence rate of 8.7%. Despite several treatment regimens, such as anti-angiogenic drugs, laser therapy, and vitamin supplementation, being available for wet AMD, to date there are no FDA-approved therapies for dry AMD. Substantial evidence implicates mitochondrial damage and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell death in the pathogenesis of AMD. However, the effects of AMD mitochondria and Humanin G (HNG), a more potent variant of the mitochondrial-derived peptide (MDP) Humanin, on retinal cell survival have not been elucidated...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#10
Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719046/retinal-pigment-epithelium-adenoma-in-vitreous-fluid-cytology
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Sandhya John, Madelyn Lew
Ocular cytology specimens are relatively uncommon, adding to the difficulty of their evaluation by cytopathologists. While melanomas account for a majority of primary intraocular pigmented lesions, other diagnostic considerations must be included in the differential. This brief report highlights a case of a pigmented ocular lesion in a 24-year-old man and key morphologic, immunohistochemical, and clinical differences between melanoma, melanocytoma, choroidal nevus, and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) adenoma...
July 18, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715590/optical-coherence-tomography-features-preceding-the-onset-of-advanced-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Daniela Ferrara, Rachel E Silver, Ricardo N Louzada, Eduardo A Novais, Giliann K Collins, Johanna M Seddon
Purpose: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease with multifactorial etiology. There is a need to identify clinical features that are harbingers of advanced disease. We evaluated morphologic features of the retina and choroid on optical coherence tomography (OCT) to determine if they predict progression to advanced disease. Methods: Progressors transitioned from early or intermediate AMD to advanced disease (n = 40 eyes), and were matched on baseline AMD grade and follow-up interval to nonprogressors who did not develop advanced AMD (n = 40 eyes)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714739/relationships-between-model-predicted-and-actual-match-performance-in-professional-australian-footballers-during-an-in-season-training-macrocycle
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Stuart R Graham, Stuart Cormack, Gaynor Parfitt, Roger Eston
PURPOSE: To assess and compare the validity of internal and external Australian Football (AF) training load measures for predicting match exercise intensity (MEI.min(-1)) and player rank score (PR(Score)) using a variable dose-response model. METHODS: 25 professional AF players (23 ± 3 y, 188.3 ± 7.2 cm and 87.7 ± 8.4 kg) completed a 24-week in-season macrocycle. In-season internal training and match load was quantified using session-RPE (sRPE) and external load from satellite and accelerometer data...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713895/role-of-quercetin-in-protecting-arpe%C3%A2-19-cells-against-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-injury-via-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-like-2%C3%A2-pathway-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibition
#14
Sisi Weng, Lei Mao, Yuanyuan Gong, Tao Sun, Qing Gu
Age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly in the western world. Research has demonstrated that degenerative and progressive conditions of retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells are the key pathogenic mechanisms in AMD. Previous research has indicated the anti‑apoptosis, anti‑oxidant, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑cancer properties of quercetin. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of quercetin on the ARPE‑19 human retinal pigment epithelial cell line...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713221/heritability-of-the-affective-response-to-exercise-and-its-correlation-to-exercise-behavior
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Nienke M Schutte, Ineke Nederend, James J Hudziak, Meike Bartels, Eco J C de Geus
OBJECTIVES: Individual differences in adolescent exercise behavior are strongly influenced by genetic factors. The affective response to exercise is a potential source of these genetic influences. To test its role in the motivation to exercise, we estimated the heritability of the affective responses during and after exercise and the overlap with the genetic factors influencing regular voluntary exercise behavior. DESIGN: 226 twin pairs and 38 siblings completed two submaximal exercise tests on a cycle ergometer and a treadmill and a maximal exercise test on a cycle ergometer...
July 2017: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707481/protective-effects-of-melatonin-and-memantine-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-arpe-19-cells-against-2-ethylpyridine-induced-oxidative-stress-implications-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Handan Bardak, Abdülhadi Cihangir Uğuz, Yavuz Bardak
PURPOSE: To investigate the possible protective effects of melatonin and memantine (MMT) against 2-ethylpyridine (2-EP)-induced oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in human RPE (ARPE-19) cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ARPE-19 cells were divided into seven groups. Oxidative stress was triggered by incubating the ARPE-19 cells with 30 µM of 2-EP for 24 hours. Then, 200 µM of melatonin was administered over three days and 20 µM of MMT over six hours prior to the experiment...
July 14, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707136/the-formation-of-a-functional-retinal-pigment-epithelium-occurs-on-porous-polytetrafluoroethylene-substrates-independently-of-the-surface-chemistry
#17
Victoria R Kearns, Jack Tasker, Zhuola, Riaz Akhtar, Akash Bachhuka, Krasimir Vasilev, Carl M Sheridan, Rachel L Williams
Subretinal transplantation of functioning retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells may have the potential to preserve or restore vision in patients affected by blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One of the critical steps in achieving this is the ability to grow a functioning retinal pigment epithelium, which may need a substrate on which to grow and to aid transplantation. Tailoring the physical and chemical properties of the substrate should help the engineered tissue to function in the long term...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706953/differentially-expressed-micrornas-in-the-development-of-early-diabetic-retinopathy
#18
Qiaoyun Gong, Jia'nan Xie, Yang Liu, Ying Li, Guanfang Su
The pathological mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of blindness in adults with diabetes mellitus, remain incompletely understood. Because microRNAs (miRNAs) represent effective DR therapeutic targets, we identified aberrantly expressed miRNAs associated with cellular dysfunction in early DR and detected their potential targets. We exposed human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) and a cell line of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to high glucose (25 mmol/L, 1-7 days) to mimic DR progression and used streptozotocin-injected rats (4-8 weeks) for an in vivo diabetes model...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706757/biological-involvement-of-micrornas-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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Hiroki Kaneko, Hiroko Terasaki
Even with a high surgical success rate for retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) supported by the robust improvement in vitrectomy surgery and its related devices, certain questions still remain for the pathogenesis and treatment of PVR. One of the important biological events in PVR is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. MicroRNAs are noncoding, small, single-strand RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression and have essential roles in homeostasis and pathogenesis in many diseases...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706437/comparison-of-two-neurotrophic-serpins-reveals-a-small-fragment-with-cell-survival-activity
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Paige N Winokur, Preeti Subramanian, Jeanee L Bullock, Veronique Arocas, S Patricia Becerra
PURPOSE: Protease nexin-1 (PN-1), a serpin encoded by the SERPINE2 gene, has serine protease inhibitory activity and neurotrophic properties in the brain. PN-1 inhibits retinal angiogenesis; however, PN-1's neurotrophic capacities in the retina have not yet been evaluated. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a serpin that exhibits neurotrophic and antiangiogenic activities but lacks protease inhibitory properties. The aim of this study is to compare PN-1 and PEDF. METHODS: Sequence comparisons were performed using computer bioinformatics programs...
2017: Molecular Vision
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