Prateek K. Buch

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PURPOSE Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) is a photoreceptor protein anchored in the connecting cilia by an RPGR-interacting protein (RPGRIP). Loss of RPGRIP causes Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a severe form of photoreceptor degeneration. The current study was an investigation of whether somatic gene replacement could rescue degenerating(More)
While AAV- and lentivirus-mediated gene replacement therapy can produce structural and functional improvements in various animal models of inherited retinal degeneration, this approach often has very limited effects on the rate of photoreceptor cell loss. Neurotrophic factors such as ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) and glial cell line-derived(More)
  • D Armstrong, T Ueda, A Aljada, R Browne, S Fukuda, R Spengler +6 others
  • 1998
To test the hypothesis that oxidative damage associated with tissue hypoxia plays a role in neovascularization, a lipid hydroperoxide (LHP) was injected into the vitreous of rabbits. Single injections of LHP (50-600 microg) caused a sustained retinal neovascularization visualized clinically by ophthalmoscopy and confirmed by microscopy. Vasodilators, i.e.(More)
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) has been shown to protect ganglion cells in a variety of acute ischaemia models. Here we assess the efficacy of local CNTF gene transfer in protecting retinal ganglion cells when there is focal ischaemia combined with interruption of axoplasmic flow. This dual injury may be more representative of the pathological(More)
BACKGROUND Adeno-associated virus serotype 2 (AAV2) vectors show considerable promise for ocular gene transfer. However, one potential barrier to efficacious long-term therapy is the development of immune responses against the vector or transgene product. METHODS We evaluated cellular and humoral responses in mice following both single and repeated(More)
Cone dystrophy 3 (COD3) is a severe dominantly inherited retinal degeneration caused by missense mutations in GUCA1A, the gene encoding Guanylate Cyclase Activating Protein 1 (GCAP1). The role of GCAP1 in controlling cyclic nucleotide levels in photoreceptors has largely been elucidated using knock-out mice, but the disease pathology in these mice cannot be(More)
BACKGROUND During May 2009, India reported the confirmed case of 2009 A (H1N1) influenza reported and in August 2009, Saurashtra region made the first report. AIM We describe the clinico-epidemiological characteristics of patients who were hospitalized with 2009 A (H1N1) influenza infection and seasonal influenza in Saurashtra region. SUBJECTS AND(More)
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