Kelu Kevin Zhou

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Retinal Müller cells are major producers of inflammatory and angiogenic cytokines which contribute to diabetic retinopathy (DR). Over-activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway has been shown to play an important pathogenic role in DR. However, the roles of Müller cell-derived Wnt/β-catenin signaling in retinal neovascularization (NV) and DR remain undefined.(More)
Current anti-VEGF drugs for patients with diabetic retinopathy suffer from short residence time in the vitreous of the eye. In order to maintain biologically effective doses of drug for inhibiting retinal neovascularization, patients are required to receive regular monthly injections of drug, which often results in low patient compliance and progression of(More)
Fenofibrate, a specific agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα), displays robust therapeutic effects on diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Our recent studies have shown that PPARα is downregulated in the diabetic retina, which contributes to the pathogenesis of DR. However, the mechanism for diabetes-induced(More)
Members of the family of serine proteinase inhibitors, such as kallistatin, have been shown to inhibit canonical Wnt-TCF/LEF-β-catenin signaling via their interactions with the Wnt co-receptor LRP6. Yet the effects of transgenic overexpression of anti-Wnt serpins on hematopoiesis and lymphopoiesis are not well known. We studied the effects of human(More)
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