Elizabeth A. Giuliano

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Purpose: To characterize the follicle-associated epithelium (FAE) and organized lymphoid nodules from dog nictitating membranes to determine if canine conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT) contains M cells analogous to those described in other regions of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). Methods: Nictitan lymphoid follicles from 15 healthy(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic cause of isolated canine ectopia lentis, a well-characterized veterinary disease commonly referred to as primary lens luxation (PLL) and to compare the canine disease with a newly described human Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS)-like disease of similar genetic etiology. METHODS Genomewide association analysis and fine(More)
PURPOSE Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is characterized by inflammation and decreased production of tears containing increased levels of cytokines. The release occurs in the setting of conjunctival and lacrimal gland inflammation, potentially mediated by the interaction between lymphocyte function-associated antigen (LFA)-1, a cell surface protein found(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) (i) on corneal fibroblast differentiation, morphology, and viability; and (ii) on the expression levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9 using an in vitro model of equine corneal fibrosis. PROCEDURE Healthy donor corneas were used to generate primary cultures of equine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of mitomycin C (MMC) in prevention of canine corneal scarring. METHODS With an in vitro approach using healthy canine corneas, cultures of primary canine corneal fibroblasts or myofibroblasts were generated. Primary canine corneal fibroblasts were obtained by growing corneal buttons in minimal essential medium(More)
OBJECTIVE Study aims were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Vorinostat [suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA)] in the treatment of canine corneal fibrosis using an in vitro model. METHODS Healthy donor canine corneas were collected and used to generate primary canine corneal fibroblasts (CCFs) by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of time on cellular localization of Visudyne after local injection. ANIMALS Twenty athymic nude mice. PROCEDURES A squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell line (A-431) was injected into right and left dorsolumbar subcutaneous tissue of each mouse, representing treatment (T) and control (C) tumors. In experiment 1 (Exp 1; n =(More)
A 27 kg, 6-year-old, male castrated German shorthaired pointer presented to the University of Missouri, Veterinary Teaching Hospital with the complaint of progressive exophthalmia of 2 years duration optical density (OD). Lack of retropulsion OD was noted on physical examination. Anterior segment examination OU and fundic examination OS did not reveal any(More)
Uveitis is a common sequela to many ocular diseases. Primary treatment goals for uveitis should be to halt inflammation, prevent or control complications caused by inflammation, relieve pain, and preserve vision. Systemic and topical NSAIDs are essential components of the pharmaceutic armamentarium currently employed in the management of ocular inflammation(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of a hereditary retinal degeneration on retinal oxygenation and determine whether it is responsible for the severe attenuation of retinal circulation in hereditary photoreceptor degenerations. METHODS Seven adult Abyssinian cats affected by hereditary retinal degeneration were studied. Oxygen microelectrodes were used to(More)