Alissar Nehmé

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PURPOSE. To characterize the effects of dexamethasone in human retinal pericytes (HRMPs), monocytes (THP-1), and retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with high glucose, TNF-␣, or IL-1␤. METHODS. HRMP and HREC phenotypes were verified by growth factor stimulation of intracellular calcium–ion mobilization. Glucocorticoid receptor phosphorylation was(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to their well-documented ocular therapeutic effects, glucocorticoids (GCs) can cause sight-threatening side-effects including ocular hypertension presumably via morphological and biochemical changes in trabecular meshwork (TM) cells. In the present study, we directly compared the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) potency for dexamethasone(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the effects of dexamethasone in human retinal pericytes (HRMPs), monocytes (THP-1), and retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with high glucose, TNF-alpha, or IL-1beta. METHODS HRMP and HREC phenotypes were verified by growth factor stimulation of intracellular calcium-ion mobilization. Glucocorticoid receptor phosphorylation(More)
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