Katsuyoshi Suzuki

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PURPOSE To characterize the intracellular signaling mechanism that underlies the contraction of trabecular meshwork (TM) tissue. METHODS The contraction of collagen mediated by bovine TM cells was evaluated by measuring changes in the diameter of collagen gels in which the cells were embedded. Changes in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton were(More)
The corneal epithelium serves as a barrier and contributes to the maintenance of corneal transparency and rigidity. In most instances, corneal epithelial defects caused by simple injury are resurfaced promptly. However, in individuals with certain clinical conditions, such as herpes simplex virus infection, neurotrophic keratopathy or diabetic keratopathy,(More)
PURPOSE Excessive wound contraction can lead to scar formation in the conjunctiva. The effects of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) on the contractility of human Tenon fibroblasts (HTFs) cultured in three-dimensional (3D) collagen gels were investigated. METHODS Human Tenon fibroblasts were cultured in 3D gels of type I collagen and in the absence or(More)
BACKGROUND Treatments for open-angle glaucoma aim to prevent vision loss through lowering of intraocular pressure, but to our knowledge no placebo-controlled trials have assessed visual function preservation, and the observation periods of previous (unmasked) trials have typically been at least 5 years. We assessed vision preservation in patients given(More)
PURPOSE Collagen contraction mediated by retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). We examined the effects of sex hormones on this process. METHODS Mouse RPE cells were cultured in a type I collagen gel and exposed to 17β-estradiol, progesterone, or dehydro-epiandrosterone. Collagen(More)
PURPOSE Keratocytes are connected to each other by gap junctions, which mediate intercellular communication and contribute to maintenance of corneal homeostasis. The possible effect of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, a proinflammatory cytokine, on gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) in cultured human corneal fibroblasts was examined. (More)
PURPOSE To develop a large-scale real clinical database of glaucoma (Japanese Archive of Multicentral Databases in Glaucoma: JAMDIG) and to investigate the effect of treatment. METHODS The study included a total of 1348 eyes of 805 primary open-angle glaucoma patients with 10 visual fields (VFs) measured with 24-2 or 30-2 Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA) and(More)
PURPOSE Scar formation is most frequently responsible for the failure of glaucoma filtration surgery. Retinoic acids are vitamin A derivatives that play diverse roles in development, immunity, and tissue repair. The effects of the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) γ agonist R667 on the contractility of human Tenon fibroblasts (HTFs) cultured in a(More)
Visual field (VF) data were retrospectively obtained from 491 eyes in 317 patients with open angle glaucoma who had undergone ten VF tests (Humphrey Field Analyzer, 24-2, SITA standard). First, mean of total deviation values (mTD) in the tenth VF was predicted using standard linear regression of the first five VFs (VF1-5) through to using all nine preceding(More)
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