Hiroyuki Kondo

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AIMS To search for mutations in the frizzled 4 (FZD4) gene in patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and to delineate the defective gene associated clinical features. METHODS Direct sequencing following polymerase chain reaction of exons of FZD4 was performed for 24 probands with FEVR (18 familial and six sporadic), and some of their(More)
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a hereditary blinding disorder that features defects in retinal vascular development. The mutations in the genes encoding the Wnt receptor pair, frizzled 4 (FZD4) and low-density-lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5), have been shown to cause FEVR. In this study we screened 56 unrelated patients with(More)
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is an inherited blinding disorder of the retinal vascular system. Although mutations in three genes (LRP5, FZD4, and NDP) are known to cause FEVR, these account for only a fraction of FEVR cases. The proteins encoded by these FEVR genes form part of a signaling complex that activates the Norrin-beta-catenin(More)
PURPOSE To search for mutations in the Norrie disease gene (NDP) in Japanese patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and Norrie disease (ND) and to delineate the mutation-associated clinical features. METHODS Direct sequencing after polymerase chain reaction of all exons of the NDP gene was performed on blood collected from 62 probands(More)
PURPOSE The flavonoids have potent antioxidant and free-radical scavenging properties and are beneficial in the prevention and treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma. The authors have previously reported that antiglaucoma agents could transcriptionally activate the antioxidant protein peroxiredoxin (PRDX)2. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by abnormal vascularization of the peripheral retina, which can result in retinal detachment and severe visual impairment. In a large Dutch FEVR family, we performed linkage analysis, exome sequencing, and segregation analysis of DNA variants. We identified(More)
Mutations in Norrin signaling genes (NDP, FZD4 and LRP5) have been found in patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and the altered signaling is suspected to play a critical role in its pathogenesis. To better understand this relationship, we systematically performed functional analyses on previously identified single nucleotide variants(More)
PURPOSE To search for mutations in the TSPAN12 gene in 90 Japanese probands with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and their family members and to determine the types and frequencies of the mutations. DESIGN Laboratory investigation and clinical case analyses. METHODS Direct sequencing after polymerase chain reaction of the coding exons of(More)
PURPOSE To compare corneal endothelial cell damage and ocular inflammation after cataract surgery in eyes with and without pseudoexfoliation (PXF). SETTING Hayashi Eye Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. DESIGN Nonrandomized comparative study. METHODS This study comprised eyes with PXF (PXF group) and age-matched eyes without PXF (non-PXF group) scheduled for(More)