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Life under pressure: The role of ocular cribriform cells in preventing glaucoma

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Author(s):
Paula, Jayter S. ; O'Brien, Coim ; Stamer, W. Daniel
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH; v. 151, p. 150-159, OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

Primary open-angle glaucoma is a multifactorial blinding disease often impacting the two pressure sensitive regions of the eye: the conventional outflow pathway and the optic nerve head (ONH). The connective tissues that span these two openings in the globe are the trabecular meshwork of the conventional outflow pathway and the lamina cribrosa of the ONH. Resident cribiform cells of these two regions are responsible for actively remodeling and maintaining their connective tissues. In glaucoma, aberrant maintenance of the juxtacanalicular tissues (JCT) of the conventional outflow pathway results in ocular hypertension and pathological remodeling of the lamina cribrosa results in ONH cupping, damaging retinal ganglion cell axons. Interestingly, cells cultured from the lamina cribrosa and the JCT of the trabecular meshwork have similarities regarding gene expression, protein production, plus cellular responses to growth factors and mechanical stimuli. This review compares and contrasts the current knowledge of these two cell types, whose health is critical for protecting the eye from glaucomatous changes. In response to pressure gradients across their respective cribiform tissues, the goal is to better understand and differentiate healthy from pathological behavior of these two cell types. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26163-6 - Effects of the renin inhibitor aliskiren on factors involved in aqueous humor outflow
Grantee:Jayter Silva de Paula
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research