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PURPOSE Heat shock transcription factor 4 (HSF4) regulates the expression of several heat shock protein (HSP) genes. HSPs are one of the major components responsible for lens protein organization. Recently, we found that mutations of HSF4 result in hereditary cataract. In this study, we explore the role of HSF4 in the development of age-related cataract. (More)
Objective. To evaluate the postoperative visual quality of cataract patients with extreme myopia after implantation of aspheric intraocular lenses (IOLs). Methods. Thirty-three eyes were enrolled in this prospectivestudy. Eighteen eyes with an axial length longer than 28 mm were included in the extreme myopia group, and the other 15 eyes were included in(More)
A novel implementation of in situ protein digestion supported by a graphene oxide-immobilized enzyme reactor (GO-IMER) in the MALDI imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) workflow is reported, which enables the simultaneous diagnostic identity and distribution attributes of the proteome on tissue.
PURPOSE Congenital cataracts account for about 10% of cases of childhood blindness. Heat shock transcription factor 4 (HSF4) is related with human autosomal dominant lamellar and Marner cataracts; a T→C transition at nucleotide 348 was found in a large Chinese cataract family. The aim of this study was to analyze the unique role of HSF4b and the mutation of(More)
Phosphorylation plays vital roles in complex biological processes such as cellular growth, division and signaling transduction. However, due to the low ionization efficiency of phosphorylated peptides, it is still a huge challenge to obtain region-specific phosphorylated peptide distribution by imaging mass spectrometry. To achieve the on-tissue analysis of(More)
Our previous study identified five new heat shock factor 4 (HSF4) mutations in 150 age-related cataract (ARC) patients which indicated that HSF4 mutations may be associated with this disease. Hypoxia-inducible factor (Hif1α) is an important downstream target of HSF4b. It has been found that Hif1α play also important roles in cataract development. To(More)
We used a newly developed method combining trypsin-immobilized magnetic nanoparticles (TIMNs) and microwave-assisted protein digestion to study the proteins of human lens tissue. The digested proteins were identified by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. The lens proteins were digested under optimized conditions (digestion time 1 min, microwave(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the objective and subjective visual function after implantation of 2 aspheric intraocular lenses (IOLs) in Chinese cataract patients. METHODS Forty-one eyes of 28 patients with cataract were randomly assigned to receive either the MC X11 ASP IOL or the AcrySof IQ IOL. Three months postoperatively, best-corrected visual(More)
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