Jason Porter

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Measurement of wavefront aberrations in human eyes has become a reliable, quantitative way of assessing the optical impact of experimental and corrective ocular manipulations. Wavefront measures have also been performed in several other species, but never in cats, an animal model of choice for many ocular studies. Our goal in this study was to measure(More)
Early-onset torsion dystonia is the most severe heritable form of dystonia, a human movement disorder that typically starts during a developmental window in early adolescence. Deletion in the DYT1 gene, encoding the torsinA protein, is responsible for this dominantly inherited disorder, which is non-degenerative and exhibits reduced penetrance among(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) and iron supplementation on transfusion requirements in pediatric patients with sarcoma who were receiving chemotherapy, we performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. METHODS Twenty-four pediatric patients with malignant solid tumors were randomly assigned to(More)
When a single object lies in front of or beyond the plane of fixation its retinal image lies on disparate positions in the two eyes. This 'local' retinal disparity is an excellent cue to depth, and retinal disparties of a few seconds of arc are detectable by people and monkeys. However, most visual scenes produce a complex array of contours in each eye and(More)
PURPOSE Despite the proliferation of wavefront sensors to characterize the optical quality of individual eyes, there is not yet an accurate way to determine from a wave aberration how severely it will impact the patient's vision. Some of the most commonly used metrics, such as RMS wavefront error and the Strehl ratio, predict subjective image quality(More)
The gene encoding the gamma chain of the lymphocyte interleukin-2 receptor has been cloned and shown to be required to associate with the beta chain in order for IL-2 internalization and cell activation to occur (1). We considered this gene, IL2RG, a candidate for the X-linked form of severe combined immunodeficiency at the SCIDX1 locus, in which affected(More)
Utilizing the CEPH (Centre d'Etude du Polymorphism Humain) reference panel and genotyping data for 24 simple tandem repeat polymorphism (STRP) markers, we have constructed a 15-locus multipoint genetic framework map of human chromosome 22. The markers form a continuous linkage group of 51 cM in males and 81 cM in females. Likely genetic locations are(More)
Cytochrome P450 1B1 contributes to the development of angiotensin II-induced hypertension and associated cardiovascular pathophysiology. In view of the critical role of angiotensin II in the kidney, as well as in salt and water homeostasis, and blood pressure regulation, we determined the contribution of cytochrome P450 1B1 to renal dysfunction and injury(More)
We calculated the impact of higher-order aberrations on retinal image quality and the magnitude of the visual benefit expected from their correction in a large population of human eyes. Wave aberrations for both eyes of 109 normal subjects and 4 keratoconic patients were measured for 3-, 4-, and 5.7-mm pupils with a Shack-Hartmann sensor. Retinal image(More)
PURPOSE The ability to resolve single retinal cells in rodents in vivo has applications in rodent models of the visual system and retinal disease. The authors have characterized the performance of a fluorescence adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (fAOSLO) that provides cellular and subcellular imaging of rat retina in vivo. METHODS Enhanced(More)