Learn More
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) remodels corneal stroma to compensate refractive errors. The removal of epithelium and the ablation of stroma provoke the disruption of corneal nerves and a release of several peptides from tears, epithelium, stroma and nerves. A myriad of cytokines, growth factors, and matrix metalloproteases participate in the process of(More)
Dopamine is an important mediator of the neuronal adaptation mechanism of the retina. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is cofactor of the rate-limiting enzymatic tyrosine-hydroxylase step in the biosynthetic pathway of dopamine. This enzymatic step causes an oxidation of BH4 to dihydrobiopterin (BH2), which is reduced again to BH4 by action of(More)
  • 1