Marianne Boxberger

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Prostanoids and cannabinoids have ocular hypotensive and neuroprotective properties. The effect of the prostanoid AH13205 (EP2), the thromboxane-mimetic U46619, the cannabinoid (CB) agonists WIN55212-2 and CP 55,940, endothelin-1 (ET-1) and 8-bromo-cAMP on the membrane currents of trabecular meshwork (TM) cells were measured using the patch-clamp technique(More)
PURPOSE Electrophysiological characterization of trabecular meshwork cells and investigation of their response to elevation of cytosolic cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). METHODS Bovine trabecular meshwork cells were cultured according to established methods and were studied, using the whole-cell and single-channel configurations of the patch-clamp(More)
PURPOSE This study analyzes additional mechanisms behind the ocular hypotensive effect of prostaglandin F (PGF) receptor (FP receptor) agonists PGF2alpha and fluprostenol (fluprostenol-isopropyl ester [travoprost]), which reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma probably by enhancing uveoscleral flow. The trabecular meshwork (TM) is(More)
PURPOSE Muscarinic agonists contract and tyrosine kinase inhibitors relax precontracted trabecular meshwork, a smooth muscle-like tissue involved in the regulation of aqueous humor outflow. The effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on membrane currents of cells stimulated by acetylcholine was examined. METHODS Cells from bovine trabecular meshwork were(More)
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