Anti-inflammatory effect of pigment epithelium-derived factor in DBA/2J mice

@article{Zhou2009AntiinflammatoryEO,
  title={Anti-inflammatory effect of pigment epithelium-derived factor in DBA/2J mice},
  author={Xiaohong Joe Zhou and Feng Li and Li Yin Kong and James Chodosh and Wei Cao},
  journal={Molecular Vision},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={438 - 450}
}
PURPOSE Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. The ultimate cause of vision loss in glaucoma is thought to be retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death. Neuroprotection of RGC is therefore an important goal of glaucoma therapy. Several lines of evidence suggest that pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a potent anti-angiogenic, neuroprotective, and anti-inflammatory factor for neurons. In this study, we examined the potential role of PEDF in protection of RGC in the DBA/2J mouse, an… CONTINUE READING