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PURPOSE Identification of novel proteins involved in retinal neovascularization may facilitate new and more effective molecular-based treatments for proliferative retinopathy. Tubedown-1 (Tbdn-1) is a novel protein that shows homology to the yeast acetyltransferase subunit NAT1 and copurifies with an acetyltransferase activity. Tbdn-1 is expressed in normal(More)
PURPOSE Tubedown (Tbdn), a cortactin-binding acetyltransferase subunit, regulates retinal vascular permeability and homeostasis in adulthood. Here the authors explore whether Tbdn loss during aging might contribute to the mechanisms underlying age-related neovascular retinopathy. METHODS A conditional endothelial-specific transgenic model of Tbdn loss was(More)
PURPOSE Retinal neovascularization occurring as a complication of diabetes mellitus can cause vision loss and blindness. The identification and study of novel genes involved in retinal angiogenesis may define new targets to suppress retinal neovascularization in diabetes and other ocular diseases. A novel acetyltransferase subunit, tubedown-1 (tbdn-1), has(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is thought to be driven by dysfunction of pulmonary vascular microendothelial cells (PMVEC). Most hereditary PAH is associated with BMPR2 mutations. However, the physiologic and molecular consequences of expression of BMPR2 mutations in PMVEC are unknown. METHODS In vivo experiments were performed on adult(More)
Tubedown (Tbdn; Naa15), a subunit of the N-terminal acetyltransferase NatA, complexes with the c-Src substrate Cortactin and supports adult retinal homeostasis through regulation of vascular permeability. Here we investigate the role of Tbdn expression on signaling components of retinal endothelial permeability to understand how Tbdn regulates the(More)
Tubedown (Tbdn; Naa15), a subunit of the N-terminal acetyltransferase NatA, complexes with the c-Src substrate Cortactin and supports adult retinal homeostasis through regulation of vascular permeability. Here we investigate the role of Tbdn expression on signaling components of retinal endothelial permeability to understand how Tbdn regulates the(More)
PURPOSE The rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), is a teleost fish, which avoids freezing by becoming virtually isosmotic with seawater. The effects that such massive changes in osmolarity have on both its visual system and its highly evolved and specialized circulation are not known. New knowledge about the osmotic adaptation of the rainbow smelt eye is highly(More)
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