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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)
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)
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)
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)
Reduction of trimethylamine N-oxide is catalyzed by at least two enzymes inEscherichia coli: trimethylamine N-oxide reductase, which is anaerobically induced by trimethylamine N-oxide, and the constitutive enzyme dimethyl sulfoxide reductase. In this study, an increase in the specific activity of trimethylamine N-oxide reduction was observed in the(More)
A concentrated sulfuric acid dissolution technique and a GC method are described for the estimation of tributyl phosphate, tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate, tris(chloropropyl) phosphate, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, triphenyl phosphate and tris(butoxyethyl) phosphate in soft polyurethane foam. A soft polyurethane foam sample containing(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)