Qiuhua Zhang

Jena J. Steinle8
Youde Jiang7
Carl Soderland2
8Jena J. Steinle
7Youde Jiang
2Carl Soderland
2Eun-Ah Ye
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There is considerable evidence from our lab and others for a functional link between β-adrenergic receptor and insulin receptor signaling pathways in retina. Furthermore, we hypothesize that this link may contribute to lesions similar to diabetic retinopathy in that the loss of adrenergic input observed in diabetic retinopathy may disrupt normal(More)
PURPOSE To report cases of intraocular inflammation after intracameral injection of a very high dose of cefuroxime at the end of uneventful cataract surgery. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France. DESIGN Case series. METHODS Patients were followed on an outpatient basis and were examined postoperatively at(More)
Diabetes-induced changes in growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) have been linked to decreased insulin receptor signaling in diabetic retinopathy. Our previous studies in retinas of diabetic rats have shown that Compound 49b, a novel β-adrenergic receptor agonist, prevented diabetic changes by increasing IGFBP-3(More)
PURPOSE Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is cytoprotective in the retina. The goal of this study was to investigate whether IGFBP-3 inhibits monocyte-endothelial cell adhesion associated with hyperglycemia. METHODS Human retinal vascular endothelial cells (RECs) were grown in normal (5 mM), medium (15 mM), or high glucose medium (25(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate whether insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 receptor (IGFBP-3 receptor) is required for IGFBP-3 to inhibit retinal endothelial cell (REC) apoptosis. REC were grown in normal glucose (5 mM) or high glucose medium (25 mM) for 3 days. Once cells reached confluence, they were transfected with an endothelial-(More)
PURPOSE Determine whether Compound 49b treatment ameliorates retinal changes due to the lack of β2-adrenergic receptor signaling. METHODS Using retinas from 3-month-old β2-adrenergic receptor-deficient mice, we treated mice with our novel β1-/β2-adrenergic receptor agonist, Compound 49b, to assess the effects of adrenergic agonists acting only on(More)
We recently reported a reciprocal relationship between tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and insulin-like receptor growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) in whole retina of normal and IGFBP-3 knockout mice. A similar relationship was also observed in cultured retinal endothelial cells (REC). We found that TNFα significantly reduced IGFBP-3 levels and(More)
PURPOSE In models of diabetic retinopathy, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is protective to the retina, especially retinal microvascular endothelial cells (RECs), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. For this study, we hypothesized that IGFBP-3 may reduce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels through reduced(More)