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The role of cytosolic calcium oscillation has long been recognized in the regulation of cellular and molecular interactions. Information embedded in calcium oscillation can provide molecular cues for cell behavior such as cell differentiation. Although calcium dynamics are versatile and likely to depend on the cell type, the calcium dynamics in human(More)
The goal of this in vitro study was to test the feasibility of using femtosecond (fsec) laser pulses to fistulize the human trabecular meshwork (TM), and to determine the minimum exposure time and energy dosage needed to create an ablation channel. Corneo-scleral rims were obtained from tissue used for penetrating keratoplasty. Four millimeter tissue strips(More)
PURPOSE The femtosecond laser has been realized as an advantageous tool for micromachining, and the feasibility of employing it for surgical procedures has been investigated. A prior study demonstrated dose-dependent femtosecond laser photodisruption of peripheral corneal tissue through a gonioscopic lens in enucleated porcine eyes and of the trabecular(More)
Metallothioneins (MTs) are small, cysteine-rich, heavy metal-binding proteins involved in metal homeostasis and detoxification in living organisms. In the present study, we cloned two MT genes (OcMT1 and OcMT2) from Oxya chinensis, analyzed the expression patterns of the OcMT transcripts in different tissues and at varying developmental stages using(More)
PURPOSE This study concurrently evaluated the effects of the Valsalva maneuver (VM) on the anterior and posterior ocular biometric parameters in a healthy Chinese cohort. METHODS This prospective, cross-sectional study used anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) to measure the anterior(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are highly conserved molecular chaperones that are synthesized in response to stress. In this study, we cloned the full-length sequences of the Grp78 (glucose-regulated protein 78), Hsp70, Hsp90, and Hsp40 genes from the Chinese rice grasshopper Oxya chinensis. The full-length cDNA sequences of OcGrp78, OcHsp70, OcHsp90, and(More)
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