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PURPOSE To determine whether adrenomedullin (ADM), a vasorelaxant peptide is produced and secreted by human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, whether ADM expression is regulated by inflammatory cytokines and a growth factor, and whether ADM has proliferative effects on these cells. METHODS Production and secretion of ADM by cultured human RPE cells(More)
PURPOSE To explore the effects of hypoxia on the production and secretion of adrenomedullin (ADM) and endothelin (ET)-1 in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. METHODS RPE cells were cultured under normoxic or hypoxic (1% O2) conditions. Expression of ADM and ET-1 was examined by Northern blot analysis and radioimmunoassay. Effects of ADM and(More)
We used morphological, biochemical and immunohistochemical methods to assess the response of Müller cells after experimental lensectomy-vitrectomy in rabbits. We observed widened intercellular spaces between the Müller cells and nerve fibers of ganglion cells, and increased electron opacity in the Müller cells of eyes injected with silicone oil. No apparent(More)
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