John W Chandler

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Recent evidence has been collected by several investigators defining a distinct population of dendritic cells (Langerhans cells) of mesenchymal origin residing in the epidermal surfaces of many mammalian species. These cells play a dominant role in the processing of antigens presented through cutaneous surfaces and carry a Class II histocompatability(More)
Homeotic genes comprising the ABCE classes partly detail the genetic networks that control aspects of floral organ initiation, development, and architecture, but less is known about how these gene functions are translated into changes at the cellular level in growth and cellular differentiation that are involved in the formation of diverse floral organs(More)
A retrospective analysis was undertaken of the clinical diagnoses of 1594 eyes that underwent penetrating keratoplasty performed in a private-referral corneal practice over a 9-year period, 1980-1988. The seven most common indications for surgery were keratoconus (24.0%), pseudophakic or aphakic bullous keratopathy (21.2%), corneal scarring (13.9%), Fuchs'(More)
This 6-week, partially masked, three-arm, multicenter study was conducted to evaluate the postoperative anti-inflammatory efficacy of ketorolac, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor. The study setting was the clinical practice of six ophthalmic surgeons. The study enrolled 157 candidates for routine extracapsular cataract extraction or phaco-emulsification and(More)
Plant development and architecture is regulated by meristems that initiate lateral organs on their flanks. The gene regulatory networks that govern the transition of a vegetative shoot apical meristem into an inflorescence meristem (IM), together with those necessary to specify floral meristem (FM) identity have been elucidated in Arabidopsis thaliana and(More)
An improved method for experimental keratitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa is described. Essential features of the method are use of inbred guinea pigs, intracorneal injection of bacteria, subconjunctival injection of antibiotics, "blind" evaluation of results, and statistical analysis of data. Untreated ocular infections were most severe 5 to 7 days after(More)
BACKGROUND Emixustat hydrochloride (formerly ACU-4429) is a nonretinoid compound with a unique mode of action in the retinal pigment epithelium, where it modulates the biosynthesis of visual chromophore through its effect on retinal pigment epithelium-specific 65 kDa protein isomerase. This study provides clinicians with a background for understanding the(More)
The greater success of corneal transplantation compared to other organ transplants has led to the concept that the cornea is a site of "immunological privilege." Corneal cells possess the antigens of the major histocompatibility complex responsible for allograft rejection in other tissues (i.e., HLA antigens). The avascularity of the cornea accounts for the(More)