Adam S. Wenick

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Biogenic amines regulate a variety of behaviors. Their functions are predominantly mediated through G-protein-coupled 7-transmembrane domain receptors (GPCR), 16 of which are predicted to exist in the genome sequence of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. We describe here the expression pattern of several of these aminergic receptors, including two(More)
Gene batteries are sets of coregulated genes with common cis-regulatory elements that define the differentiated state of a cell. The nature of gene batteries for individual neuronal cellular subtypes and their linked cis-regulatory elements is poorly defined. Through molecular dissection of the highly modular cis-regulatory architecture of individual(More)
PURPOSE To test a linear model relating the regional loss in retinal nerve fiber (RNFL) thickness to the corresponding regional loss in sensitivity with data from patients with previous anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION). DESIGN Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-four individuals with AION and 20 with normal vision were tested. The time(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence and progression of macular atrophy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS All patients with neovascular AMD treated by the same physician during a 12-month period of(More)
BACKGROUND Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is characterized by serous detachment of the neural retina with dysfunction of the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The effects on the retina are usually self limited, although some people are left with irreversible vision loss due to progressive and permanent photoreceptor damage or RPE(More)
PURPOSE To correlate aqueous vasoactive protein changes with macular edema after dexamethasone implant in retinal vein occlusion (RVO). DESIGN Prospective, interventional case series. METHODS Twenty-three central RVO (CRVO) and 17 branch RVO (BRVO) subjects with edema despite prior anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment had aqueous(More)
Purpose To compare conventional visual evoked potential (cVEP) and multifocal visual evoked potential (mfVEP) methods in patients with optic neuritis/multiple sclerosis (ON/MS). Methods mfVEPs and cVEPs were obtained from eyes of the 19 patients with multiple sclerosis confirmed on MRI scans, and from eyes of 40 normal controls. For the mfVEP, the display(More)
All known genomes code for a large number of transcription factors. It is important to develop methods that will reveal how these transcription factors act on a genome wide level, that is, through what target genes they exert their function. We describe here a program pipeline aimed at identifying transcription factor target genes in whole genomes. Starting(More)
Pediatric rhegmatogenous retinal detachments are rare, accounting for less than ten percent of all rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. While most retinal detachments in the adult population are related to posterior vitreous detachment, pediatric retinal detachment are often related to trauma or an underlying congenital abnormalities or genetic syndrome. The(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether scatter and grid laser photocoagulation (laser) adds benefit to ranibizumab injections in patients with macular edema from retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and to compare 0.5-mg with 2.0-mg ranibizumab. DESIGN Randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-nine patients with central RVO (CRVO) and 42(More)