Denise A. Hatala

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PURPOSE Retinal neurons and vasculature interact with each other under normal conditions, and occlusion of the retinal vasculature can result in damage to retinal neurons. Whether damage to the neural retina will damage the vasculature, however, is less clear. This study was conducted to explore the relationship between vascular and nonvascular cells of the(More)
To address potential regulatory roles of TGF-beta1 in muscle inflammation and fibrosis associated with dystrophin deficiency, we performed quantitative RT-PCR and in situ hybridization to characterize the temporal and spatial mRNA expression patterns of TGF-beta1 and other TGF-beta subfamily members, TGF-beta2 and TGF-beta3, as well as their receptors, in(More)
It has been previously reported that aspirin inhibited the development of diabetic retinopathy in diabetic animals, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory drugs may have beneficial effects on diabetic retinopathy. To further explore this, we compared effects of oral consumption of three different salicylate-based drugs (aspirin, sodium salicylate,(More)
OBJECTIVE Complement mediated injury of the neuromuscular junction is considered a primary disease mechanism in human myasthenia gravis and animal models of experimentally acquired myasthenia gravis (EAMG). We utilized active and passive models of EAMG to investigate the efficacy of a novel C5 complement inhibitor rEV576, recombinantly produced protein(More)
Carbonic anhydrase (CA) accelerates contractile function, particularly in fast-twitch skeletal muscles. Since the extraocular muscles are considered to be amongst the fastest skeletal muscles in mammals, this study tested two hypotheses: (1) CA is expressed at higher levels in rat extraocular muscles than in extensor digitorum longus (EDL, a fast limb(More)
PURPOSE Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in children. Early detection of amblyopia and subsequent intervention are vital in preventing visual loss. Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of amblyopia would greatly facilitate development of therapeutic interventions. An animal model of amblyopia induced by monocular vision(More)
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