K E Mieziewska

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In an earlier study we found a topographic separation of middlewave-sensitive (M) and shortwave-sensitive (S) cones in the adult mouse retina. In the present study we investigated the development of the two colour-specific cone types to see whether there is also a temporal difference between the expression of the specific cone visual pigments. Using two(More)
The interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM) has in recent years been receiving much attention due to its delicate localization between the photoreceptors and the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The IPM is a resilient, structure forming and hydrophilic matrix composed of large glycoproteins and proteoglycans, which occupies the subretinal space between the(More)
To further investigate the functional potential of retinal transplants we have used immunocytochemistry to study the distribution of four different interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM)-specific components in rabbit retinal transplants. The different components were: interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP), chondroitin-6-sulfate, F22 antigen and peanut(More)
The insoluble matrix domain of the interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM) from normal dog, cat, and mouse retinae were characterized using lectin cytochemistry. The lectins WGA (wheat germ agglutinin) and PNA (peanut agglutinin) were used to label interphotoreceptor matrix microdomains in cryosections of retinal tissue and in extracted insoluble matrix. Retinal(More)
The autosomal recessive retinal degeneration rod-cone dysplasia 1 (rcd1) affects Irish setter dogs during early postnatal development. The disease is the result of a cyclic guanosine monophosphate metabolic abnormality and morphological evidence of disease onset correlates with initiation of photoreceptor outer segment formation. Rod photoreceptors are(More)
The development of the nervous system is largely influenced by the extracellular matrix (ECM). In the neural retina, the photoreceptors are surrounded by a unique ECM, the interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM). The IPM plays a central and possibly crucial role in the development, maintenance and specific function of the photoreceptors. Therefore, the(More)
PURPOSE In the retinal disorder progressive rod-cone degeneration (prcd) in miniature poodle dogs, the photoreceptor layer degenerates slowly in the course of 5 to 7 years. Components of the interphotoreceptor matrix form a continuous extracellular lattice around photoreceptors. The purpose was to study the photoreceptor cell-matrix interactions during the(More)
Embedment in diethylene glycol distearate (DGD) was shown to be highly desirable and versatile for retinal cytochemical studies, including in situ hybridization, immuno- and lectin cytochemistry. This method allows for preservation of fine tissue detail as well as good reaction sensitivity. It appears to be more suitable than most other methods currently(More)
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