Algis Grybauskas

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PURPOSE CD44 plays major roles in multiple physiologic processes. The ectodomain concentration of the CD44 receptor, soluble CD44 (sCD44), is significantly increased in the aqueous humor of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The purpose of this study was to determine if adenoviral constructs of CD44 and isolated 32-kDa sCD44 change intraocular pressure(More)
PURPOSE The aqueous humor nourishes the avascular tissues of the anterior segment, and the trabecular meshwork (TM) plays a role in the efflux of endogenous substances and xenobiotics from the aqueous humor. ATP (ATP)-binding cassette (ABC) transporter superfamily members respond to stressors such as hypoxia, cytokine signaling, and aging. The innate immune(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether soluble CD44 (sCD44), a likely biomarker of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), is internalized in cultured human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells and trafficked to mitochondria. METHODS In vitro, 32-kD sCD44 was isolated from human sera, biotinylated, and dephosphorylated. TM cells were incubated for 1 hour at 4°C with(More)
Program Number: 530 Poster Board Number: A0166 Presentation Time: 1:30 PM–3:15 PM BLINDNESS IN PATIENTS WITH NORMAL TENSION GLAUCOMA: A HOSPITAL-BASED STUDY Daisuke Takagi, Johnathan A. Rivera, Akira Sawada, Tetsuya Yamamoto. Ophthalmology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan. Purpose: To explore the prevalence of blindness in patients(More)
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