Monique L Trinidad

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PURPOSE The intent of this study was to correlate measures of structurally relevant biochemical constituents with tensile mechanical behavior in porcine and human posterior sclera. METHODS Posterior scleral strips 6 x 25 mm were harvested from 13 young porcine and 10 aged human eyes and stored frozen at -20 degrees C. Mechanical hysteresis from 10(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between corneal permeability and nonenzymatic cross-link density. METHODS Corneas were dissected from 90 cadaveric porcine eyes. Samples were incubated for 24 hours with control solution or methylglyoxal at concentrations of 0.01%, 0.10%, and 1.00%. Nonenzymatic cross-link density in treated and control groups was(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between scleral permeability and nonenzymatic cross-link density. METHODS Scleral discs 18 mm in diameter were dissected from the medial and lateral equatorial regions of 60 cadaveric porcine eyes. Samples were incubated for 24 hours with control solution or methylglyoxal at concentrations of 0.001%, 0.01%, 0.10%,(More)
Previously, we demonstrated that nucleotides released upon mechanical injury to corneal epithelium activate purinergic (P2) receptors resulting in mobilization of a Ca(2+) wave. However, the tissue is extensively innervated and communication between epithelium and neurons is critical and not well understood. Therefore, we developed a co-culture of primary(More)
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