Robert E. Anderson

Yun-Zheng Le6
Masaki Tanito6
Raju V S Rajala6
Richard S. Brush4
6Yun-Zheng Le
6Masaki Tanito
6Raju V S Rajala
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PURPOSE The retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) expresses many genes that play important roles in the support and maintenance of photoreceptors. The present study was conducted to develop a system amenable to the dissection of the temporal function of these genes, specifically within RPE cells. Transgenic mice were generated and characterized in which the(More)
Previous studies have shown that retinal damage induced by damaging light exposure is more severe in superior retina than inferior retina when measured along the vertical meridian of eyes. However, the extent of retinal damage over all retinal regions is not clear. Albino rats were exposed to bright light (5000 lux for 6h) and eyes removed 7 days later.(More)
PURPOSE Disruption of widely expressed essential genes in mice often leads to embryonic or neonatal lethality. To circumvent this problem and dissect gene functions in the cone photoreceptors, we elected to generate cone photoreceptor specific cre transgenic mice. METHODS Transgenic mice expressing Cre recombinase directed by the human red/green pigment(More)
PURPOSE In recent years, detergent-resistant membranes (DRMs) have been isolated in in vitro models of lipid rafts, from photoreceptor outer segments (ROS), and the localization of a specific complement of photoreceptor proteins has been demonstrated. However, surprisingly little is known about the lipid composition of these important membrane domains. The(More)
  • Feng Li, Lea D. Marchette, Richard S. Brush, Michael H. Elliott, Yun-Zheng Le, Kimberly A. Henry +5 others
  • 2009
PURPOSE Dominant Stargardt macular dystrophy (STGD3) is caused by several different mutations in a gene named ELOVL4, which shares sequence homologies with a family of genes that encode proteins involved in the ELOngation of Very Long chain fatty acids. Studies have suggested that patients with STGD3 have aberrant metabolism of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether docosahexaenoic acid can protect against hereditary retinal degenerations in transgenic mice expressing the V20G, P23H, and P27L (VPP) rhodopsin mutations. METHODS Female transgenic mice expressing the VPP rhodopsin mutation, known to cause a retinal degeneration, were bred to male transgenic mice expressing the fat-1 gene,(More)
Rhodopsins are densely packed in rod outer-segment membranes to maximize photon absorption, but this arrangement interferes with transducin activation by restricting the mobility of both proteins. We attempted to explore this phenomenon in transgenic mice that overexpressed rhodopsin in their rods. Photon capture was improved, and, for a given number of(More)
PURPOSE OT-551 (1-hydroxy-4-cyclopropanecarbonyloxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine hydrochloride), a TEMPOL-H (OT-674) derivative, is a new catalytic antioxidant. In the present study, the efficacy of OT-551 and OT-674 in retinal neuroprotection was tested in a model of light-induced photoreceptor degeneration. METHODS Albino rats were intraperitoneally(More)
PURPOSE 4-Hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) and 4-hydroxyhexenal (4-HHE) are reactive aldehydes derived from the nonenzymatic oxidation of n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, respectively. Increasing evidence suggests that protein modifications by reactive aldehydes are involved in various diseases. The present study was undertaken to test whether protein(More)
The Akt kinases mediate cell survival through phosphorylation and inactivation of apoptotic machinery components. Akt signaling provides a trophic signal for transformed retinal neurons in culture, but the in vivo role of Akt activity is unknown. In this study, we found that all three Akt isoforms were expressed in rod photoreceptor cells. We investigated(More)