Devang L Bhoiwala

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We previously showed a preferential degradation and down-regulation of mitochondrial DNA and RNA in hamster fibroblasts in response to hydrogen peroxide. Subsequent studies by others demonstrated that mitochondrial DNA can stimulate immune cells as a DAMP (damage associated molecular patterns) family member. However, the actual physical structure of this(More)
PURPOSE To describe the degree of burden of care and the proportion at risk of depression among individuals caring for legally blind patients. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of 486 individuals providing care to their family members who were legally blind. Best-corrected visual acuity of the better-seeing eye in patients determined group(More)
We have considered a novel "rational" gene targeting approach for treating pathologies whose genetic bases are defined using select phytochemicals. We reason that one such potential application of this approach would be conditions requiring immunosuppression such as autoimmune disease and transplantation, where the genetic target is clearly defined; i.e.,(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent evidence supports the involvement of RCAN1 in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. To better assess this, we generated and analyzed transgenic mice overexpressing human RCAN1 isoform 4 in neurons. METHODS Cognitive behavioral (Morris water maze, open field, zero maze, elevated plus maze assays); cognitive-associated proteins (CREB,(More)
Patients with beta (β)-thalassemia (β-TM: β-thalassemia major, β-TI: β-thalassemia intermedia) have a variety of complications that may affect all organs, including the eye. Ocular abnormalities include retinal pigment epithelial degeneration, angioid streaks, venous tortuosity, night blindness, visual field defects, decreased visual acuity, color vision(More)
Studies on the role of regulator of calcineurin 1 (RCAN1) in immunity are limited, but have demonstrated an involvement in T-lymphocyte function. Here, we expand these studies to macrophages and in vivo infection. The treatment of RAW and primary mouse macrophages with lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli strongly induced RCAN1 isoform 4 (RCAN1-4), but(More)
We have considered a novel gene targeting approach for treating pathologies and conditions whose genetic bases are defined using diet and nutrition. One such condition is Down syndrome, which is linked to overexpression of RCAN1 on human chromosome 21 for some phenotypes. We hypothesize that a decrease in RCAN1 expression with dietary supplements in(More)
PURPOSE High RPE iron levels have been associated with age-related macular degeneration. Mutation of the ferroxidase ceruloplasmin leads to RPE iron accumulation and degeneration in patients with aceruloplasminemia; mice lacking ceruloplasmin and its homolog hephaestin have a similar RPE degeneration. To determine whether a high iron diet (HID) could cause(More)
PURPOSE To expand the normative database of pediatric eyes analyzed with the Optovue optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS In a community-based, cross-sectional analysis, 77 healthy 5-year-old children were recruited from pediatric practices. No subject had any known ocular disorder. Their optic nerves were assessed using Optovue optical coherence(More)
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