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An Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) motif in the fourth FAS1 domain of the human BIGH3 (transforming growth factor-β1-inducible gene-h3) protein has been reported to play an important role in mediating tumor angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of a modified C-terminal fragment BIGH3 protein with an RGDRGD motif on corneal(More)
PURPOSE Protecting the lens against oxidative stress is of great importance in delaying the onset of cataract. Isothiocyanates, such as sulforaphane (SFN), are proposed to provide cytoprotection against oxidative stress. We therefore tested the ability of SFN to perform this role in lens cells and establish its ability to delay the onset of cataract. (More)
Polymorphisms have been identified in several HSP70 genes, which may affect HSP70 repair efficiency. We investigated the association of the polymorphisms in HSPA1A, HSPA1B, and HSPA1L genes in the HSPs repair pathway with the risk of cataract in a Chinese population. The study included 415 cataract patients and 386 controls. Genotyping was done by the(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the relationship between corneal and conjunctival epithelium thickness and ocular surface clinical tests in dry eye disease (DED) patients. Patients and Methods. Fifty-four patients with DED and 32 control subjects were included. Each patient underwent an ocular surface evaluation using the ocular surface disease index (OSDI), tear film(More)
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) commonly develops following cataract surgery and is a wound-healing response that can ultimately lead to secondary visual loss. Improved management of this problem is required. The isothiocyanate, sulforaphane (SFN), is reported to exert cytoprotective and cytotoxic actions, and the latter may be exploited to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a single thermodynamic treatment system (LipiFlow) for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS Retrospective series case study. Forty-eight subjects with meibomian gland dysfunction were analyzed before and after 12 minutes LipiFlow system treatment. All subjects were examined before, 4 weeks and 12(More)
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