Proteoglycan synthesis by scleral chondrocytes is modulated by a vision dependent mechanism.

@article{Rada1992ProteoglycanSB,
  title={Proteoglycan synthesis by scleral chondrocytes is modulated by a vision dependent mechanism.},
  author={Jody Ann Summers Rada and Alvin L. McFarland and Pamela K. Cornuet and J. Hassell},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={1992},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={767-82}
}
Proteoglycan synthesis was measured in chick sclera at the onset of form-deprivation myopia, as well as in the period immediately following removal of the occluder. Two day-old chicks were monocularly form vision deprived for periods from one to ten days and proteoglycan synthesis was determined after placing posterior scleral buttons in organ culture and measuring 35SO4 incorporation into glycosaminoglycans. Following 24 hrs of form-deprivation, proteoglycan synthesis was 33% higher in myopic… CONTINUE READING