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Activation of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor signaling promotes glucose lowering via multiple mechanisms, including regulation of food intake, glucose-dependent insulin secretion, and stimulation of beta-cell mass. As GLP-1 exhibits a short t(12) in vivo, the biological consequences of prolonged GLP-1 receptor signaling remains unclear. To address(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, a number of surgical and laser approaches have been used to improve visual outcome in cases of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Intravitreal steroid injection alone appears to offer only temporary improvement at best. Radial optic neurotomy for CRVO and arteriovenous adventitial sheathotomy(More)
Differentiation of hematopoietic cells is known to be accompanied by profound changes in acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzyme activity, yet the basic mechanisms underlying this developmental regulation remain unknown. We initiated a series of experiments to examine the molecular mechanisms involved in regulating AChE expression during hematopoiesis.(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown a poor correlation between dry eye symptoms and objective clinical signs in patients with Sjögren's syndrome. We examined the hypothesis that reduced corneal sensitivity is associated with increased ocular surface disease and reduced symptoms in patients with Sjögren's syndrome. METHODS Eighteen subjects with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare performance on the Eyesi surgical simulator by users with different levels of experience in ophthalmology. DESIGN Multicentre cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Four medical students, 4 ophthalmic medical technologist trainees, 36 ophthalmology residents, 3 fellows, and 18 staff ophthalmologists. METHODS Subjects were recruited(More)
Glucagon-like peptides 1 and 2 (GLP-1 and GLP-2) are coencoded within a single mammalian proglucagon precursor, and are liberated in the intestine and brain. GLP-1 exerts well known actions on islet hormone secretion, gastric emptying, and food intake. Recent studies suggest GLP-1 plays a central role in the development and organization of islet cells.(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, including in Canada. It presents a challenge in diagnosis, as disease often progresses without symptoms; an estimated 50% of cases are undetected. SOURCES OF INFORMATION MEDLINE searches, reference lists of articles, and expert knowledge from one of the(More)