Sabine Hofmeister

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PURPOSE The main disease features of autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) are a bilateral reduction of visual acuity, cecocentral scotoma, and frequently tritanopia, which have been ascribed to a progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and subsequent degeneration of the optic nerve. The main disease-causing gene is OPA1. Here, we examine a(More)
PURPOSE The penetration of intravitreally injected bevacizumab in its commercial formulation (Avastin; Roche, Grenzach, Germany) through the retina was studied, to determine whether a full-length antibody would be able to penetrate the retina as easily as an antibody fragment. METHODS Six cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were used in this study.(More)
PURPOSE Scavenging of VEGF by specific antibodies is a promising way to treat ocular conditions connected with neovascularization. Intravitreal injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are performed frequently as a treatment of such conditions. In this study, the authors examine whether the retinal function in wild-type mice is affected by an intravitreal(More)
AIM To locate bevacizumab in the posterior pole within 1-14 days after intravitreal injection in the primate eye. METHODS Four Cynomolgus monkeys received an intravitreal injection of 1.25 mg of bevacizumab. The eyes were enucleated on days 1, 4, 7 and 14 for immunohistochemistry using donkey anti-human Cy3-IgG. Control eyes remained untreated. RESULTS(More)
Lens injury induced activation of retinal glia, and subsequent release of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) and leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) potently protect axotomised retinal ganglion cells from apoptosis and promotes axon regeneration in the injured optic nerve. The goal of the current study was to investigate if similar effects may also be(More)
5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI) is a melanin pigment precursor with antioxidant properties. In the light of a report about cytotoxicity of DHI, the aim of this study was to assess possible toxic effects of DHI on cells related to the eye, such as human ARPE-19 cells and mouse retinal explants. Moreover, DHI was tested on its effects on retinal function in vivo(More)
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