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PURPOSE To compare fibrosis, aqueous humor dynamics, and intraocular pressure (IOP) of two suprachoroidal shunts as part of a new class of glaucoma drainage devices. METHODS Following proliferation analysis in vitro, 20 rabbits were implanted with either a gold shunt (GS, GMSplus+, SOLX) or a polypropylene shunt (PS, Aquashunt, OPKO). Ten eyes received(More)
The αvβ3 integrin, expressed on the surface of various normal and cancer cells, is involved in numerous physiologic processes such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, and bone resorption. Because this integrin plays a key role in angiogenesis and metastasis of human tumors, αvβ3 integrin ligands are of great interest to advances in targeted therapy and cancer(More)
BACKGROUND A multifunctional telodendrimer-based micelle system was characterized for delivery of imaging and chemotherapy agents to mouse tumor xenografts. Previous optical imaging studies demonstrated qualitatively that these classes of nanoparticles, called nanomicelles, preferentially accumulate at tumor sites in mice. The research reported herein(More)
PURPOSE To create an in vivo model of vector-mediated trabecular meshwork (TM) ablation and replacement. METHODS We generated a conditionally cytotoxic, trackable vector, HSVtkiG, that expressed herpes simplex virus 1 thymidine kinase (HSVtk) and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP). We optimized HSVtkiG ablation in vitro with ganciclovir (GCV) in(More)
A series of LXY3 (1) analogues were designed and synthesized. Their binding affinity was demonstrated using MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells adherence inhibition assay. Further structure-activity relationship was obtained. Analogue 29 was discovered to have 3.5-fold increase of the binding affinity. Fluorescent microscopy and in vivo and ex vivo imaging(More)
We have previously reported the use of one-bead-one-compound (OBOC) combinatorial technology to develop a disulfide cyclic, Arg-Gly-Asp-containing octapeptide LXW7 (cGRGDdvc), that targets αvβ3 integrin with high affinity and specificity. αvβ3 integrin is known to be overexpressed in many cancers and in tumor vasculature, and it has been established as a(More)
The αvβ3 integrin, expressed on the surface of various normal and cancer cells, is involved in numerous physiologic processes such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, and bone resorption. Because this integrin plays a key role in angiogenesis and metastasis of human tumors, αvβ3 integrin ligands are of great interest to advances in targeted therapy and cancer(More)
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