BACKGROUND High myopia, with the characteristic feature of refractive error, is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. It has a high heritability, but only a few causative genes have been identified and the pathogenesis is still unclear. METHODS We used whole genome linkage and exome sequencing to identify the causative mutation in a… (More)
PURPOSE Myopia, or near-sightedness, is one of the most common human visual impairments worldwide, and high myopia is one of the leading causes of blindness. In this study, we investigated the mutation spectrum of ZNF644, a causative gene for autosomal dominant high myopia, in a high-myopia cohort from a Chinese population. METHODS DNA was isolated with… (More)
BACKGROUND Nance-Horan Syndrome (NHS) (OMIM: 302350) is a rare X-linked developmental disorder characterized by bilateral congenital cataracts, with occasional dental anomalies, characteristic dysmorphic features, brachymetacarpia and mental retardation. Carrier females exhibit similar manifestations that are less severe than in affected males. METHODS… (More)
The therapeutic potential of targeting CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) remains controversial under the condition of neuroinflammation. This study aims to explore the neuroprotective role of Tregs in optic nerve ischemia (ONI) and evaluate the therapeutic strategy of Tregs transfer with a focus on targeting the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)… (More)
We explored the effects of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). One hundred and thirty Han Chinese patients with PAH were randomly assigned to a PMR group (n = 65) and a control group (n = 65). In a 12-week study duration, the PMR group received… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of pattern visual evoked potential (P-VEP) parameters on amblyopic patients with normal-vision after pleoptic therapy. METHODS We investigated 60 amblyopic children (8-12 years old) who gained normal-vision after pleoptic therapy. These patients were assigned to a unilateral amblyopia group (40 patients) and… (More)
Novel bisaryl maleimide derivatives to mimic natural kinase inhibitors were prepared through click chemistry. A highly selective hit was discovered in a 124-kinase-assay, and docking studies revealed a π-π stacking interaction with the Phe67 at the P-loop of GSK-3β kinase.