Agustina Noailles

Learn More
Retinitis pigmentosa is a heterogeneous group of inherited neurodegenerative retinal disorders characterized by a progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties, subsequently leading to central vision impairment. Chronic microglia activation is associated with various neurodegenerative diseases including retinitis pigmentosa. The objective(More)
All retinal disorders, regardless of their aetiology, involve the activation of oxidative stress and apoptosis pathways. The administration of neuroprotective factors is crucial in all phases of the pathology, even when vision has been completely lost. The retina is one of the most susceptible tissues to reactive oxygen species damage. On the other hand,(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether systemic fungal infection could cause activation of retinal microglia and, therefore, could be potentially harmful for patients with retinal degenerative diseases. METHODS Activation of retinal microglia was measured in a model of sublethal invasive candidiasis in C57BL/6J mice by confocal immunofluorescence and flow(More)
Microglia act as the resident immune cells of the central nervous system, including the retina. In response to damaging stimuli microglia adopt an activated state, which can progress into a phagocytic phenotype and play a potentially harmful role by eliciting the expression and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The aim of the present study was to(More)
  • 1