Retinitis Pigmentosa: Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: Infection of the retina by cytomegalovirus characterized by retinal necrosis, hemorrhage, vessel sheathing, and retinal edema. Cytomegalovirus retinitis is a major opportunistic infection in AIDS patients and can cause blindness.Retinitis: Inflammation of the RETINA. It is rarely limited to the retina, but is commonly associated with diseases of the choroid (CHORIORETINITIS) and of the OPTIC DISK (neuroretinitis).Electroretinography: Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.Eye ProteinsRhodopsin: A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.Eye Infections, Viral: Infections of the eye caused by minute intracellular agents. These infections may lead to severe inflammation in various parts of the eye - conjunctiva, iris, eyelids, etc. Several viruses have been identified as the causative agents. Among these are Herpesvirus, Adenovirus, Poxvirus, and Myxovirus.Retinal Degeneration: A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate: Specialized PHOTOTRANSDUCTION neurons in the vertebrates, such as the RETINAL ROD CELLS and the RETINAL CONE CELLS. Non-visual photoreceptor neurons have been reported in the deep brain, the PINEAL GLAND and organs of the circadian system.Foscarnet: An antiviral agent used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis. Foscarnet also shows activity against human herpesviruses and HIV.Genes, Dominant: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Ganciclovir: An ACYCLOVIR analog that is a potent inhibitor of the Herpesvirus family including cytomegalovirus. Ganciclovir is used to treat complications from AIDS-associated cytomegalovirus infections.Fundus Oculi: The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections: Opportunistic infections found in patients who test positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most common include PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA, Kaposi's sarcoma, cryptosporidiosis, herpes simplex, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and infections with Mycobacterium avium complex, Microsporidium, and Cytomegalovirus.Peripherins: Type III intermediate filament proteins expressed mainly in neurons of the peripheral and CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS. Peripherins are implicated in neurite elongation during development and axonal regeneration after injury.Genetic Diseases, X-Linked: Genetic diseases that are linked to gene mutations on the X CHROMOSOME in humans (X CHROMOSOME, HUMAN) or the X CHROMOSOME in other species. Included here are animal models of human X-linked diseases.Dark Adaptation: Adjustment of the eyes under conditions of low light. The sensitivity of the eye to light is increased during dark adaptation.Photoreceptor Cells: Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases, Type 6: A cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase subfamily that is highly specific for CYCLIC GMP. It is found predominantly in the outer segment PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS of the RETINA. It is comprised of two catalytic subunits, referred to as alpha and beta, that form a dimer. In addition two regulatory subunits, referred to as gamma and delta, modulate the activity and localization of the enzyme.Visual Fields: The total area or space visible in a person's peripheral vision with the eye looking straightforward.Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located in the peripheral retina, with their density increases radially away from the FOVEA CENTRALIS. Being much more sensitive to light than the RETINAL CONE CELLS, the rod cells are responsible for twilight vision (at scotopic intensities) as well as peripheral vision, but provide no color discrimination.Retinal Necrosis Syndrome, Acute: Mild to fulminant necrotizing vaso-occlusive retinitis associated with a high incidence of retinal detachment and poor vision outcome.Night Blindness: Failure or imperfection of vision at night or in dim light, with good vision only on bright days. (Dorland, 27th ed)Usher Syndromes: Autosomal recessive hereditary disorders characterized by congenital SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS and RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA. Genetically and symptomatically heterogeneous, clinical classes include type I, type II, and type III. Their severity, age of onset of retinitis pigmentosa and the degree of vestibular dysfunction are variable.Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located primarily within the FOVEA CENTRALIS of the MACULA LUTEA. There are three major types of cone cells (red, blue, and green) whose photopigments have different spectral sensitivity curves. Retinal cone cells operate in daylight vision (at photopic intensities) providing color recognition and central visual acuity.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Genetic Linkage: The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.DNA Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.Vitreous Body: The transparent, semigelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the EYE and in front of the RETINA. It is contained in a thin hyaloid membrane and forms about four fifths of the optic globe.Blindness: The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.Cytomegalovirus: A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily BETAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting the salivary glands, liver, spleen, lungs, eyes, and other organs, in which they produce characteristically enlarged cells with intranuclear inclusions. Infection with Cytomegalovirus is also seen as an opportunistic infection in AIDS.Rod Opsins: Photosensitive proteins expressed in the ROD PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are the protein components of rod photoreceptor pigments such as RHODOPSIN.Visual Field Tests: Method of measuring and mapping the scope of vision, from central to peripheral of each eye.Consanguinity: The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.Fluorescein Angiography: Visualization of a vascular system after intravenous injection of a fluorescein solution. The images may be photographed or televised. It is used especially in studying the retinal and uveal vasculature.Antiviral Agents: Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.Retinal DiseasesX Chromosome: The female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in human and other male-heterogametic species.Vision Disorders: Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).Exons: The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.Mutation, Missense: A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)Eye Diseases, Hereditary: Transmission of gene defects or chromosomal aberrations/abnormalities which are expressed in extreme variation in the structure or function of the eye. These may be evident at birth, but may be manifested later with progression of the disorder.Tomography, Optical Coherence: An imaging method using LASERS that is used for mapping subsurface structure. When a reflective site in the sample is at the same optical path length (coherence) as the reference mirror, the detector observes interference fringes.Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for AIDS as defined by the CDC in 1993.Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Virus infection of the Gasserian ganglion and its nerve branches characterized by pain and vesicular eruptions with much swelling. Ocular involvement is usually heralded by a vesicle on the tip of the nose. This area is innervated by the nasociliary nerve.Interleukin-10 Receptor alpha Subunit: A subunit of the interleukin-10 receptor. It plays a role in receptor signaling by associating with JANUS KINASE 1.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.IMP Dehydrogenase: An enzyme that catalyzes the dehydrogenation of inosine 5'-phosphate to xanthosine 5'-phosphate in the presence of NAD. EC 220.127.116.11.Uveitis: Inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, and commonly involving the other tunics (sclera and cornea, and the retina). (Dorland, 27th ed)Fovea Centralis: An area approximately 1.5 millimeters in diameter within the macula lutea where the retina thins out greatly because of the oblique shifting of all layers except the pigment epithelium layer. It includes the sloping walls of the fovea (clivus) and contains a few rods in its periphery. In its center (foveola) are the cones most adapted to yield high visual acuity, each cone being connected to only one ganglion cell. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Leber Congenital Amaurosis: A rare degenerative inherited eye disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life that results in a loss of vision. Not to be confused with LEBER HEREDITARY OPTIC NEUROPATHY, the disease is thought to be caused by abnormal development of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS in the RETINA, or by the extremely premature degeneration of retinal cells.Laurence-Moon Syndrome: An autosomal recessive condition characterized by hypogonadism; spinocerebellar degeneration; MENTAL RETARDATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; and OBESITY. This syndrome was previously referred to as Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome until BARDET-BIEDL SYNDROME was identified as a distinct entity. (From N Engl J Med. 1989 Oct 12;321(15):1002-9)Chorioretinitis: Inflammation of the choroid in which the sensory retina becomes edematous and opaque. The inflammatory cells and exudate may burst through the sensory retina to cloud the vitreous body.Carbonic Anhydrase IV: A membrane-bound carbonic anhydrase found in lung capillaries and kidney.Eye Infections: Infection, moderate to severe, caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses, which occurs either on the external surface of the eye or intraocularly with probable inflammation, visual impairment, or blindness.Ribonucleoprotein, U4-U6 Small Nuclear: A nuclear RNA-protein complex that plays a role in RNA processing. In the nucleoplasm, the U4-U6 snRNP along with the U5 snRNP preassemble into a single 25S particle that binds to the U1 and U2 snRNPs and the substrate to form mature SPLICEOSOMES. There is also evidence for the existence of individual U4 or U6 snRNPs in addition to their organization as a U4-U6 snRNP.Retinal Dysplasia: Congenital, often bilateral, retinal abnormality characterized by the arrangement of outer nuclear retinal cells in a palisading or radiating pattern surrounding a central ocular space. This disorder is sometimes hereditary.Cytomegalovirus Infections: Infection with CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, characterized by enlarged cells bearing intranuclear inclusions. Infection may be in almost any organ, but the salivary glands are the most common site in children, as are the lungs in adults.Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational: Variation in a population's DNA sequence that is detected by determining alterations in the conformation of denatured DNA fragments. Denatured DNA fragments are allowed to renature under conditions that prevent the formation of double-stranded DNA and allow secondary structure to form in single stranded fragments. These fragments are then run through polyacrylamide gels to detect variations in the secondary structure that is manifested as an alteration in migration through the gels.Retinal Photoreceptor Cell Outer Segment: The light sensitive outer portion of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell. The outer segment contains a stack of disk membranes laden with photoreceptive pigments (RETINAL PIGMENTS). The outer segment is connected to the inner segment by a PHOTORECEPTOR CONNECTING CILIUM.Tetraspanins: A large superfamily of cell surface membrane proteins characterized by their four transmembrane domains. They play a role in a variety of processes such as cellular adhesion and motility. They may be involved in the organization of cell surface MEMBRANE MICRODOMAINS that regulate the activation of LEUKOCYTES.Lod Score: The total relative probability, expressed on a logarithmic scale, that a linkage relationship exists among selected loci. Lod is an acronym for "logarithmic odds."Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Intermediate Filament Proteins: Filaments 7-11 nm in diameter found in the cytoplasm of all cells. Many specific proteins belong to this group, e.g., desmin, vimentin, prekeratin, decamin, skeletin, neurofilin, neurofilament protein, and glial fibrillary acid protein.Eye Diseases: Diseases affecting the eye.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Photoreceptor Connecting Cilium: The bridge between the inner and the outer segments of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell. Through it, proteins synthesized in the inner segment are transported to the outer segment.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Frameshift Mutation: A type of mutation in which a number of NUCLEOTIDES deleted from or inserted into a protein coding sequence is not divisible by three, thereby causing an alteration in the READING FRAMES of the entire coding sequence downstream of the mutation. These mutations may be induced by certain types of MUTAGENS or may occur spontaneously.Sensory Thresholds: The minimum amount of stimulus energy necessary to elicit a sensory response.Organophosphonates: Carbon-containing phosphonic acid compounds. Included under this heading are compounds that have carbon bound to either OXYGEN atom or the PHOSPHOROUS atom of the (P=O)O2 structure.Opsins: Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.Organophosphorus Compounds: Organic compounds that contain phosphorus as an integral part of the molecule. Included under this heading is broad array of synthetic compounds that are used as PESTICIDES and DRUGS.Cytosine: A pyrimidine base that is a fundamental unit of nucleic acids.Macula Lutea: An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Toxoplasmosis, Ocular: Infection caused by the protozoan parasite TOXOPLASMA in which there is extensive connective tissue proliferation, the retina surrounding the lesions remains normal, and the ocular media remain clear. Chorioretinitis may be associated with all forms of toxoplasmosis, but is usually a late sequel of congenital toxoplasmosis. The severe ocular lesions in infants may lead to blindness.Ophthalmoscopy: Examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope.cis-trans-Isomerases: Enzymes that catalyze the rearrangement of geometry about double bonds. EC 5.2.Genes, X-Linked: Genes that are located on the X CHROMOSOME.Muromegalovirus: A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily BETAHERPESVIRINAE, causing infection involving several organs in mice and rats. Murid herpesvirus is the type species.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.CD4 Lymphocyte Count: The number of CD4-POSITIVE T-LYMPHOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. Determination requires the use of a fluorescence-activated flow cytometer.Optic Atrophy, Hereditary, Leber: A maternally linked genetic disorder that presents in mid-life as acute or subacute central vision loss leading to central scotoma and blindness. The disease has been associated with missense mutations in the mtDNA, in genes for Complex I, III, and IV polypeptides, that can act autonomously or in association with each other to cause the disease. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Omim/, MIM#535000 (April 17, 2001))Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Phosphenes: A subjective visual sensation with the eyes closed and in the absence of light. Phosphenes can be spontaneous, or induced by chemical, electrical, or mechanical (pressure) stimuli which cause the visual field to light up without optical inputs.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Vision, Ocular: The process in which light signals are transformed by the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS into electrical signals which can then be transmitted to the brain.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Ataxia: Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharynx, larynx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED NUCLEUS; and other conditions.Macular Edema: Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)Drug Implants: Small containers or pellets of a solid drug implanted in the body to achieve sustained release of the drug.Intravitreal Injections: The administration of substances into the VITREOUS BODY of the eye with a hypodermic syringe.Pigment Epithelium of Eye: The layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA; the CILIARY BODY; and the IRIS in the eye.Vision Tests: A series of tests used to assess various functions of the eyes.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; POLYDACTYLY; OBESITY; MENTAL RETARDATION; hypogenitalism; renal dysplasia; and short stature. This syndrome has been distinguished as a separate entity from LAURENCE-MOON SYNDROME. (From J Med Genet 1997 Feb;34(2):92-8)Retinal Dystrophies: A group of disorders involving predominantly the posterior portion of the ocular fundus, due to degeneration in the sensory layer of the RETINA; RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM; BRUCH MEMBRANE; CHOROID; or a combination of these tissues.Codon, Nonsense: An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.Point Mutation: A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.Retinal Pigment Epithelium: The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells are macroglia that perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.Retinal Detachment: Separation of the inner layers of the retina (neural retina) from the pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment occurs more commonly in men than in women, in eyes with degenerative myopia, in aging and in aphakia. It may occur after an uncomplicated cataract extraction, but it is seen more often if vitreous humor has been lost during surgery. (Dorland, 27th ed; Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p310-12).Cilia: Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Vision, Low: Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, etc.).Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active: Drug regimens, for patients with HIV INFECTIONS, that aggressively suppress HIV replication. The regimens usually involve administration of three or more different drugs including a protease inhibitor.Anterior Chamber: The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Acquired defect of cellular immunity that occurs in mice infected with mouse leukemia viruses (MuLV). The syndrome shows striking similarities with human AIDS and is characterized by lymphadenopathy, profound immunosuppression, enhanced susceptibility to opportunistic infections, and B-cell lymphomas.Rod Cell Outer Segment: The portion of a retinal rod cell situated between the ROD INNER SEGMENT and the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. It contains a stack of photosensitive disk membranes laden with RHODOPSIN.Rats, Transgenic: Laboratory rats that have been produced from a genetically manipulated rat EGG or rat EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN. They contain genes from another species.Visual Prosthesis: Artificial device such as an externally-worn camera attached to a stimulator on the RETINA, OPTIC NERVE, or VISUAL CORTEX, intended to restore or amplify vision.Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect: A form of fluorescent antibody technique commonly used to detect serum antibodies and immune complexes in tissues and microorganisms in specimens from patients with infectious diseases. The technique involves formation of an antigen-antibody complex which is labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody. (From Bennington, Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)Light: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.Ophthalmoscopes: Devices for examining the interior of the eye, permitting the clear visualization of the structures of the eye at any depth. (UMDNS, 1999)Electrooculography: Recording of the average amplitude of the resting potential arising between the cornea and the retina in light and dark adaptation as the eyes turn a standard distance to the right and the left. The increase in potential with light adaptation is used to evaluate the condition of the retinal pigment epithelium.Aqueous Humor: The clear, watery fluid which fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye. It has a refractive index lower than the crystalline lens, which it surrounds, and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea and the crystalline lens. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p319)Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Arrestin: A 48-Kd protein of the outer segment of the retinal rods and a component of the phototransduction cascade. Arrestin quenches G-protein activation by binding to phosphorylated photolyzed rhodopsin. Arrestin causes experimental autoimmune uveitis when injected into laboratory animals.Optic Atrophies, Hereditary: Hereditary conditions that feature progressive visual loss in association with optic atrophy. Relatively common forms include autosomal dominant optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHY, AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT) and Leber hereditary optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHY, HEREDITARY, LEBER).Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.RNA Splicing: The ultimate exclusion of nonsense sequences or intervening sequences (introns) before the final RNA transcript is sent to the cytoplasm.Retinal Bipolar Cells: INTERNEURONS of the vertebrate RETINA containing two processes. They receive inputs from the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS and send outputs to the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS. The bipolar cells also make lateral connections in the retina with the RETINAL HORIZONTAL CELLS and with the AMACRINE CELLS.
Histologic analysis of photochemical lesions produced in rhesus retina by short-wave-length light. (1/365)The photopathology of retinal lesions produced by extended exposure (1000 sec) to low corneal power levels (62 microW) of blue light (441 nm) was investigated by light microscopy in 20 rhesus eyes over an interval ranging from 1 hr to 90 days after exposure. Results indicate a nonthermal type of photochemical lesion originating in the retinal pigment epithelium and leading to a histological response with hypopigmentation which requires 48 hr to appear. This type of lesion helps to explain solar retinitis and eclipse blindness and has significance for aging and degenerative changes in the retina. (+info)
Protective effect of the type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitor rolipram in EAU: protection is independent of IL-10-inducing activity. (2/365)PURPOSE: Experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) is a cell-mediated model of retinal autoimmunity that is negatively regulated by interleukin (IL)-10. The antidepressant drug rolipram, a type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitor, enhances IL-10 production by monocyte/macrophages. The effect of rolipram on induction of EAU and its associated immunologic responses was investigated. METHODS: Mice were challenged for EAU induction by immunization with the retinal antigen interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) or by adoptive transfer of uveitogenic T cells and were treated with rolipram. EAU severity and immunologic responses to IRBP were analyzed. In addition, the effect of rolipram added to the culture on antigen-driven responses of primed lymph node cells was tested. RESULTS: Rolipram treatment from days -1 to 7 after immunization (afferent phase) was not protective, but severity of EAU was reduced to 50% by treatment from days 8 to 16 after immunization or when EAU was induced by adoptive transfer (efferent phase). Antigen-specific proliferation and interferon (IFN)-gamma production ex vivo by lymph node cells of protected mice were not reduced. However, the addition of rolipram directly to the culture suppressed IRBP-driven proliferation and IFN-gamma production by primed lymph node cells. Freshly explanted lymph node cells of treated mice showed inhibition of IFN-gamma mRNA but no parallel enhancement of IL-10 mRNA by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Rolipram inhibited EAU in IL-10 knockout mice equally well compared with controls and suppressed their primed lymph node cells in culture. CONCLUSIONS: Rolipram appears to inhibit the expansion and effector function of uveitogenic T cells, raising the possibility that it may be useful for treatment of established disease. Contrary to expectations based on in vitro studies, the protective effects in vivo appear to be independent of IL-10. The observation that suppression of antigen-specific responses is demonstrable only in the physical presence of the drug suggests that, in a clinical setting, continuous administration of rolipram might be needed to sustain its therapeutic effect. (+info)
Comparison of cytomegalovirus loads in plasma and leukocytes of patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis. The Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and Viral Resistance Study Group. (3/365)Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA loads in paired leukocyte and plasma samples from 199 patient visits by 66 patients with CMV retinitis were determined. Leukocyte CMV load determinations had a greater range of values (mean, 24,587 copies/10(6) leukocytes; maximum, 539, 000) than did plasma CMV load determinations (mean, 10,302 copies/ml; maximum, 386,000), and leukocyte viral loads were detectable in a greater proportion of patients at the time of diagnosis of CMV retinitis prior to initiation of anti-CMV therapy (82%) than were plasma viral loads (64%) (P = 0.0078). Agreement with CMV blood cultures was slightly better for plasma (kappa = 0. 68) than for leukocytes (kappa = 0.53), due to a greater proportion of patients with detectable viral loads in leukocytes having negative blood cultures. (+info)
Mice deficient in inducible nitric oxide synthase are susceptible to experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis. (4/365)PURPOSE: Nitric oxide (NO) is an important mediator of inflammatory tissue damage. The present study addresses the question whether inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and consequently the ability to upregulate NO, is required to effect the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) in mice. METHODS: Mice with a homologous disruption of the iNOS gene (iNOS KO) were evaluated for their ability to develop EAU and associated cellular responses after immunization with the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein. EAU was determined by histopathology 21 days after uveitogenic immunization, and antigen-specific cellular responses were assessed by delayed type hypersensitivity and lymphocyte proliferation. RESULTS: iNOS knockout (iNOS KO) mice developed EAU with scores similar to wild-type mice and exhibited good cellular responses to the immunizing antigen. CONCLUSIONS: A functional iNOS gene is not necessary for EAU pathogenesis. Therefore, upregulation of NO is not required to mediate autoimmune tissue damage in the eye. (+info)
Identification of genomic regions controlling experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis in rats. (5/365)The present study attempts to identify specific genetic loci contributing to experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) susceptibility in F2 progeny of resistant Fischer (F344/N) and susceptible Lewis (LEW/N) inbred rats. F2 progeny of F344/N x LEW/N inbred rats were immunized with the R16 peptide of interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). A genome-wide scan was conducted using 125 simple sequence length polymorphism markers in selected F2 animals that developed severe eye disease or remained unaffected to identify phenotype:genotype co-segregation. The F2 population (n = 1287) demonstrated a wide range of histologically assessed EAU scores (assessed on a scale of 0-4). The disease incidence and severity were not consistent with a simple Mendelian inheritance model. Of the F2 hybrid rats, 60% developed EAU, implying the existence of a potent susceptibility locus with incomplete penetrance associated with the LEW genome or a more complex polygenic model of inheritance. Two genomic regions, on chromosomes 4 and 12, showed strong genetic linkage to the EAU phenotype (P < 0.0016), suggesting the presence of susceptibility loci in these chromosomal regions. In conclusion, we have identified two genomic candidate intervals from D4Arb8 to D4Mit17 on chromosome 4 and from the chromosome end to D12Arb8 on chromosome 12, that appear to influence EAU susceptibility in LEW/F344 rats. Further analysis of these genomic regions may lead to identification of the susceptibility genes and to characterization of their function. (+info)
Role of retinal vascular endothelial cells in development of CMV retinitis. (6/365)PURPOSE: Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is known to occur in association with retinal microangiopathy in individuals with marked immunodeficiency, glial cells are believed to be the initial target cells in the development of retinitis. Moreover, it has been hypothesized that CMV gains access to the retinal glia because of altered vascular permeability. In an attempt to address the hypothesis, we studied 30 autopsy eyes of AIDS patients with systemic CMV infection, with or without clinically apparent CMV retinitis. METHODS: The autopsy eyes were processed in three ways. First, dual immunohistochemical studies were done by using anti-CMV antibodies for immediate early, early, and late antigens. The retinal cell types infected with the virus were then determined by using anti-GFAP, anti-VonWillebrand's factor, neuronal specific enolase, and leukocyte marker CD68. Second, selected eyes were processed for in situ hybridization with DNA probe specific to CMV. Third, an eye with clinically apparent CMV retinitis was submitted for electron microscopic examination. RESULTS: At the site of retinal necrosis in those eyes with a clinical diagnosis of CMV retinitis, the immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization, and ultrastructural examinations revealed that CMV was present primarily in the Muller cells and in perivascular glial cells. Adjacent to these infected cells, focal areas of positive staining for CMV antigen were seen in the glial cells, neuronal cells, and retinal pigment epithelial cells. At these sites most of the retinal capillaries were devoid of endothelial cells. Few vessels located at the advancing margin of retinal necrosis showed the presence of viral proteins in the endothelial cells. CONCLUSIONS: The present results indicate that retinal vascular endothelial cells could be the initial target in the development of viral retinitis, with subsequent spread of the infection to perivascular glia, Muller cells, and other retinal cells, including the retinal pigment epithelium. (+info)
Presumed ocular bartonellosis. (7/365)BACKGROUND: The spectrum of diseases caused by Bartonella henselae continues to expand and ocular involvement during this infection is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. METHODS: The clinical features and visual prognosis for 13 patients with intraocular inflammatory disease and laboratory evidence of bartonellosis were investigated. There were nine patients with neuroretinitis and four with panuveitis with positive antibody titres against B henselae determined by an enzyme immunoassay (IgG exceeding 1:900 and/or IgM exceeding 1:250). RESULTS: Positive IgG levels were found for eight patients and positive IgM levels for five. Despite animal exposure of 10 patients, only two (IgG positive) cases had systemic symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of cat scratch disease. Pathological fluorescein leakage of the optic disc was observed in all affected eyes. At 6 months' follow up, 3/18 (17%) affected eyes had a visual acuity of less than 20/100, owing to optic disc atrophy and cystoid macular oedema. 12 patients (17 eyes) were treated with antibiotics; visual acuity improved two or more Snellen lines for 9/17 (53%) eyes. CONCLUSIONS: The possibility of B henselae infection should be considered in patients with neuroretinitis and panuveitis (especially in cases with associated optic nerve involvement) even in the absence of systemic symptoms typical for cat scratch disease. (+info)
AIDS related eye disease in Burundi, Africa. (8/365)AIMS: To determine the prevalence of ocular manifestations in AIDS patients hospitalised in Bujumbura, Burundi, according to their CD4+ lymphocyte count, serological status for CMV and VZV, and general health status. METHODS: Prospective study of 154 consecutive patients who underwent general and ophthalmological examinations, including dilated fundus examination. AIDS was diagnosed on the basis of Bangui criteria and HIV-1 seropositivity. CD4+ lymphocyte counts were determined by the Capcellia method. CMV and VZV antibodies were detected with ELISA methods. RESULTS: The mean age was 37 (SD 9) years and 65% of the patients were male. Active tuberculosis was the most frequent underlying disease (61%). Almost all the patients (99%) were seropositive for CMV and VZV. Among the 115 patients for whom CD4+ lymphocyte counts were available, 86 (75%) had more than 100 cells x 10(6)/l. Ocular involvement comprised 16 cases of microangiopathy, six of opalescence of the anterior chamber, five of retinal perivasculitis, two of zoster ophthalmicus, two of viral retinitis, and one of opalescence of the vitreous. CONCLUSION: In Africa, the prevalence of ocular involvement in HIV infection is far lower than in Europe and the United States, possibly because most African patients die before ocular opportunistic infections occur. (+info)
SOCS3 deletion in myeloid cells worsens retinal inflammation and increases angiogenesis in experimental autoimmune...
Purpose: Myeloid-derived cells, including neutrophils and macrophages, are critically involved in retinal damage and angiogenesis in experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU). Suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins are negative-feedback regulators of the JAK/STAT pathway. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of SOCS3 deletion in myeloid cells to EAU development and its associated angiogenesis.. Methods: EAU was induced in C57BL/6 (WT) and LysM-Cre-SOCS3fl/fl mice. Retinal inflammation was evaluated clinically using the topical endoscopic fundus imaging (TEFI) system and optical coherence tomography (OCT), and pathologically by light microscopy. Retinal vascular leakage was examined by fluorescein fundus angiography (FFA) and angiogenesis was studied by confocal microscopy of retinal flatmounts. Real-time RT-PCR and Western blot were used to explore factors that were critically involved in inflammatory and angiogenic processes.. Results: TEFI and OCT investigations ...
Disruption of DOCK2 expression significantly reduces retinal inflammation in a spontaneous mouse model of EAU: a pilot study |...
Purpose: Spontaneous experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) develops in double transgenic (dTg) mice generated by crossing IRBP-Helhi single transgenic (sTg) mice on a B10.BR background, which express the protein hen egg lysozyme (HEL) as a novel self-antigen in the retina, with the 3A9 strain of mice that express HEL-specific T-cell receptors. Rac is a ubiquitously expressed small GTPase that is responsible for actin cytoskeleton remodeling, an essential process for many cellular functions including cellular migration. Rac function is regulated in part by Dedicator Of Cytokinesis 2 (DOCK2), a guanidine exchange factor (GEF) that is highly expressed by lymphocytes, neutrophils and plasmacytoid dendritic cells. DOCK2 deficient T-cells demonstrate defective TCR-mediated activation and chemokine-stimulated migration. This study investigates the role of DOCK2 in non-infectious ocular inflammation.. Methods: To study the effect of DOCK2 deficiency on EAU development DOCK2 heterozygous knockout ...
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Retinal inflammation is involved in DR pathogenesis, including vasopermeability (11). While the precise mechanism underpinning rDME remains unknown (35), the current study suggests that 1) VEGF-dependent and VEGF-independent inflammation are present in the DME retina, 2) VEGF causes VEGF-independent retinal inflammation, and 3) VEGF-independent inflammation is involved in rDME pathology.. A clinical trial showed that only approximately one-half of DME cases could be treated with anti-VEGF therapy alone (5,6). In this study, both VEGF and inflammatory cytokine concentrations in the vitreous fluid were increased and positively correlated in nDME patients (32). Furthermore, good responses were reported in DME patients with increased aqueous humor cytokine concentrations that correlated with VEGF (36), suggesting that "VEGF-dependent retinal inflammation" occurs in DME. However, in the vitreous of our rDME patients, VEGF concentration was decreased, but TNFα, IL-6, and MCP-1 were unchanged, ...
Welcome to CDC stacks | Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis Caused by Ancylostoma Hookworm - 44357 | Emerging Infectious...
Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis is an ocular infectious disease caused by several distinct nematodes. Definite identification of the involved nematodes is rarely achieved. We report on the molecular-based genetic identification of an Ancylostoma ceylanicum hookworm implicated in a case of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis in a child ...
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Ocular disease induced in mice by anterior chamber inoculation of herpes simplex virus<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ocular disease induced in mice by anterior chamber inoculation of herpes simplex virus. AU - Whittum, J. A.. AU - McCulley, James P. AU - Niederkorn, Jerry Y. AU - Streilein, J. W.. PY - 1984. Y1 - 1984. N2 - Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) inoculated directly into the anterior chamber of the mouse eye induced an acute inflammatory process in both the injected eye and its uninjected (contralateral) counterpart. In the former, a rapid intense inflammatory reaction developed in the anterior segment (cornea, anterior chamber) and anterior portion of the uveal tract (iris and ciliary body). The retina of the injected eye was spared. In contrast, in the uninjected eyes, a delayed massive destructive reaction also developed, but was limited almost exclusively to the posterior segment (vitreous, retina and choroid); retinas of the uninjected eyes were destroyed completely. When HSV-1 was inoculated bilaterally into both anterior chambers, destructive inflammatory responses developed ...
Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA)--Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Retreatment Trial (CRRT) - Full Text View -...
CMV retinitis is the most common intraocular infection in patients with AIDS and is estimated to affect 35 to 40 percent of patients with AIDS. Untreated CMV retinitis is a progressive disorder, the end result of which is total retinal destruction and blindness. At the time of this trial, drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of CMV retinitis were ganciclovir (Cytovene) and foscarnet (Foscavir). Although most retinitis responds well to initial therapy with systemically administered drugs, given enough time, nearly all patients will suffer a relapse of the retinitis. Relapsed retinitis generally responds to reinduction and maintenance therapy, but the interval between successive relapses progressively shortens. The CRRT addressed the issue of the management of relapsed CMV retinitis.. The CRRT was a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing three regimens in patients with relapsed retinitis. Patients with AIDS and CMV retinitis ...
Autophagy resolves early retinal inflammation in Igf1-deficient mice | Disease Models & Mechanisms
IGF-1 is a neurotrophic and anti-apoptotic factor in the CNS (Guan, 2008). Therefore, the research on IGF-1 actions during neuronal injuries is of great relevance because it could provide opportunities to develop therapeutic approaches to combat neural diseases. IGF-1 enhances neuronal metabolism (Bondy and Cheng, 2002), modulates neuronal excitability (Carro et al., 2000) and also elicits anti-apoptotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory roles (Higashi et al., 2010). Very recently, it has been demonstrated that brain-derived IGF-1 plays a crucial role during postnatal hippocampal neurogenesis (Nieto-Estevez et al., 2016). Deficiency in the IGF1 gene in humans is associated with neuronal disorders such as microcephaly, mental retardation and bilateral sensorineural deafness (Woods et al., 1996; Walenkamp et al., 2005; Netchine et al., 2009).. We have reported that Igf1−/− mice have progressive loss their visual function; these animals being almost blind at 12 months of age. This loss of ...
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Early onset photoreceptor abnormalities induced by targeted disruption of the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein gene<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Early onset photoreceptor abnormalities induced by targeted disruption of the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein gene. AU - Liou, Gregory I.. AU - Fei, Yijian. AU - Peachey, Neal S.. AU - Matragoon, Suraporn. AU - Wei, Shuanghong. AU - Blaner, William S.. AU - Wang, Youxiang. AU - Liu, Chengyu. AU - Gottesman, Max E.. AU - Ripps, Harris. PY - 1998/6/15. Y1 - 1998/6/15. N2 - Vision in all vertebrates is dependent on an exchange of retinoids between the retinal pigment epithelium and the visual photoreceptors. It has been proposed that the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) is essential for this intercellular exchange, and that it serves to prevent the potentially cytotoxic effects of retinoids. Although its precise function in vivo has yet to be defined, the early expression of IRBP suggests that it may also be required for normal photoreceptor development. To further assess the biological role of IRBP, we generated transgenic mice with targeted disruption ...
Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein Implications in Diabetic Retinopathy | IntechOpen
The interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) is the most abundant protein in the interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM) and its levels decrease beginning in the early stages of diabetes. IRBP participates in the delivery of retinoids between retinal cells to carry out the visual cycle and also protects those retinoids against degradation in the IPM. IRBP deficiency is related to several conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, cone-rod dystrophy, increased oxidative stress in the photoreceptors, and myopia. Decreased IRBP levels in diabetes could be due to the secretion of inflammatory cytokines and a direct effect of hyperglycemia on the photoreceptors. It is known that prior to the occurrence of vascular changes in diabetic retina, electrophysiological alterations occur on early potentials. Alterations on the photoreceptor outer segments and increased oxidative stress indicate an important affliction of the photoreceptors from early stages. Due to the importance of IRBP in photoreceptor wellness,
The Diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Immunosuppressed patients are at risk for developing cytomegalovirus retinitis. This disorder is the most common cause of vision loss in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Cytomegalovirus retinitis is probably the result of hematogenous spread of the virus to the retina after systemic reactivation of a latent cytomegalovirus infection. Although the ophthalmic infection may initially be asymptomatic, the retinal necrosis it produces may result in both loss of visual field and decreased visual acuity. Routine screening of these patients is required for early diagnosis. The retinitis is detected with ophthalmoscopy as either a perivascular yellow-white retinal lesion frequently associated with retinal hemorrhage or as a focal white granular infiltrate, often without hemorrhage. Both lesions enlarge in a progressively expanding "brushfire" pattern. The diagnosis of cytomegalovirus retinitis, as well as the evaluation of its response to therapy, is determined primarily by ...
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Efficacy of Elevated CD4 Counts on CMV Retinitis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
INCLUSION CRITERIA:. Diagnosis of AIDS as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.. Inactive, non-sight-threatening CMV retinitis. Non sight-threatening CMV retinitis is defined as CMV retinitis not within 1000 microns from the optic disc or 1000 microns from the fovea. Exception: patients with CMV retinitis within 1000 microns of the fovea or disc in only one eye, if visual acuity in that eye is worse than 20/400 without the use of eccentric fixation, and visual acuity in the other eye is 20/400 or better.. CD4 T cell count greater than 150 cells per microliter.. Patients must be able understand the nature of the study, agree to the provision, and understand and sign the informed consent form.. Women and men age 18 or older are eligible for enrollment.. Platelets greater than 25,000/microliter.. Hemoglobin greater than 8.5 gms.. Total neutrophil count greater than 750/mm(3).. Karnofsky performance score greater than or equal to 60.. Receiving systemic anti-CMV therapy.. Receiving anti-HIV ...
INTERPHOTORECEPTOR RETINOID-BINDING PROTEIN (IRBP): PHOTOSENSITISED LIGHT-INDUCED DAMAGE AND BINDING PROPERTIES | Biochemical...
Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cytomegalovirus retinitis in HIV infection?
Retinal S-antigen Antibody [PDS1] - ImmuQuest
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Retinal Necrosis Syndrome, Acute; Acute Retinal Necrosis
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CMV retinitis is a serious eye infection of the retina, the light-sensing nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. It is a significant threat to people with weak immune systems, such as people with HIV and AIDS, newborns, the elderly, people taking chemotherapy, and recipients of organ transplants. About 20 to 30 percent of people with AIDS develop CMV retinitis.. Infection with cytomegalovirus, one of the herpes viruses, is extremely common and does not pose a problem for someone with a strong immune system. But when immunity is weak, the CMV can reactivate and spread to the retina through the bloodstream.. First signs of CMV retinitis are loss of peripheral vision or a blind spot which can progress to loss of central vision. Without treatment or improvement in the immune system, CMV retinitis destroys the retina and damages the optic nerve, which results in blindness.. Injection of one or two drugs daily is the current treatment for CMV retinitis. A promising new therapy involves placing a ...
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Homozygous loss-of-function mutations of the IDH3B gene has been linked to retinitis pigmentosa, the neurodegeneration of rods ... Hartong, DT; Dange, M; McGee, TL; Berson, EL; Dryja, TP; Colman, RF (October 2008). "Insights from retinitis pigmentosa into ... GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Retinitis Pigmentosa Overview Molecular and Cellular Biology portal. ... "Retinitis Pigmentosa Overview". PMID 20301590. Kim YO, Koh HJ, Kim SH, et al. (2000). "Identification and functional ...
List of OMIM disorder codes
RP2 Retinitis pigmentosa-25; 602772; EYS Retinitis pigmentosa-26; 608380; CERKL Retinitis pigmentosa-3; 300029; RPGR Retinitis ... BEST1 Retinitis pigmentosa-7; 608133; PRPH2 Retinitis pigmentosa-9; 180104; RP9 Retinitis punctata albescens; 136880; PRPH2 ... LRAT Retinitis pigmentosa 33; 610359; SNRNP200 Retinitis pigmentosa 51; 613464; TTC8 Retinitis pigmentosa 54; 613428; C2orf71 ... RPGR Retinitis pigmentosa-1; 180100; RP1 Retinitis pigmentosa-10; 180105; IMPDH1 Retinitis pigmentosa-11; 600138; PRPF31 ...
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... (brand name Vitravene) is an antisense antiviral drug that was used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis ( ... Roehr B (1998). "Fomivirsen approved for CMV retinitis". J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care. 4 (10): 14-6. PMID 11365956. ... "Randomized dose-comparison studies of intravitreous fomivirsen for treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis that has reactivated ...
This field has shown promise in clinical applications, including the treatment of human eye diseases such as retinitis ... Busskamp V, Picaud S, Sahel JA, Roska B (Feb 2012). "Optogenetic therapy for retinitis pigmentosa". Gene Therapy. 19 (2): 169- ... been recent research on the role of melanopsin in optogenetic therapy for patients with the degenerative eye disease retinitis ...
1992). "Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP; RP6): cosegregation of RP6 and the peripherin-RDS locus in a late-onset ... 1992). "Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa: a novel mutation at the peripherin/RDS locus in the original 6p-linked ... 1993). "Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa: a novel mutation at the peripherin/RDS locus in the original 6p-linked ... Defects in this protein result in one form of retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable blindness. Mutations in the PRPH2 gene are ...
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Mendes HF, van der Spuy J, Chapple JP, Cheetham ME (April 2005). "Mechanisms of cell death in rhodopsin retinitis pigmentosa: ... Mutation of the rhodopsin gene is a major contributor to various retinopathies such as retinitis pigmentosa. In general, the ... Humphries P, Kenna P, Farrar GJ (May 1992). "On the molecular genetics of retinitis pigmentosa". Science. 256 (5058): 804-8. ... Andréasson S, Ehinger B, Abrahamson M, Fex G (September 1992). "A six-generation family with autosomal dominant retinitis ...
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Retinitis pigmentosa 9 (autosomal dominant), also known as RP9 or PAP-1, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the RP9 ... Mutations in PAP1 underlie autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa mapped to the RP9 gene locus. RP9 has been shown to interact ... 2004). "PAP-1, the mutated gene underlying the RP9 form of dominant retinitis pigmentosa, is a splicing factor". Exp. Cell Res ... 2002). "Mutations in a protein target of the Pim-1 kinase associated with the RP9 form of autosomal dominant retinitis ...
... this gene was subsequently linked to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa and was renamed RP1 for 'retinitis pigmentosa 1'. ... "Entrez Gene: RP1 retinitis pigmentosa 1 (autosomal dominant)". Juwana JP, Henderikx P, Mischo A, et al. (1999). "EB/RP gene ... Oxygen-regulated protein 1 also known as retinitis pigmentosa 1 protein (RP1) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the RP1 ... 1999). "A nonsense mutation in a novel gene is associated with retinitis pigmentosa in a family linked to the RP1 locus". Hum. ...
Acute retinal necrosis
The condition presents itself as a necrotizing retinitis. The inflammation onset is due to certain herpes viruses, Varicella ... Akira Urayama and his colleagues had six patients whose cases showed signs of acute necrotizing retinitis, retinal arertitis, ... Cytomegalovirus retinitis Progressive outer retinal necrosis Forster, David (1990). "Rapidly Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis ...
Progressive outer retinal necrosis
Cytomegalovirus retinitis List of eye diseases and disorders List of systemic diseases with ocular manifestations Moorthy RS, ... "Management of varicella zoster virus retinitis in AIDS." Br J Ophthalmol. 1997 Mar;81(3):189-94. PMID 9135381 Copeland R, ... Progressive outer retinal necrosis, also known as Varicella zoster virus retinitis (VZVR), is an aggressive, necrotizing ...
The rd1 mouse is a well-characterized animal model of retinitis pigmentosa caused by the mutation of Pde6b gene. The phenotype ... Mutations in this subunit are responsible for retinal degeneration such as retinitis pigmentosa or congenital stationary night ... GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Retinitis Pigmentosa Overview. ... "Mutations in the PDE6B gene in autosomal recessive retinitis ... "Recessive mutations in the gene encoding the beta-subunit of rod phosphodiesterase in patients with retinitis pigmentosa". ...
Retinal degeneration (rhodopsin mutation)
1996). "Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa associated with an Arg-135-Trp point mutation of the rhodopsin gene: clinical ... A prominent early clinical feature of retinitis pigmentosa is the loss of night vision as a result of death of rod ... Retinitis pigmentosa is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which affects 1 in 3,000 individuals and affects between ... Mutations in the rhodopsin gene account for 25% to 30% (30% to 40% according to) of all cases of autosomal dominant retinitis ...
Kelch-like protein 7
Carbonic anhydrase 4
Lecithin retinol acyltransferase
A mutation in PRPF31 is one of 4 known mutations in splicing factors which are known to cause retinitis pigmentosa. The first ... Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of retinal dystrophies characterized by a ... 2002). "Protein 61K, encoded by a gene (PRPF31) linked to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, is required for U4/U6·U5 tri ... 2003). "Novel Deletion in the Pre-mRNA Splicing Gene PRPF31 Causes Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa in a Large Chinese ...
Retinitis pigmentosa - Wikipedia
"Retinitis Pigmentosa".. *^ Zhao GY, Hu DN, Xia HX, Xia ZC (1995). "Chinese family with retinitis pigmentosa". Opthalamic ... Retinitis pigmentosa, late-onset dominant 300455 RPGR Retinitis pigmentosa, X-linked, and sinorespiratory infections, with or ... "Retinitis pigmentosa".. *^ Bujakowska, K.; Maubaret, C.; Chakarova, C. F.; Tanimoto, N.; Beck, S. C.; Fahl, E.; Humphries, M. M ... Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic disorder of the eyes that causes loss of vision. Symptoms include trouble seeing at ...
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Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator - Wikipedia
X-linked retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator is a GTPase-binding protein that in humans is encoded by the RPGR gene. ... "Entrez Gene: RPGR retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator".. *^ Linari M, Ueffing M, Manson F, Wright A, Meitinger T, Becker J ( ... retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator) mutations in a subset of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa families segregating with the RP3 ... Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator has been shown to interact with PDE6D nephronophthisis (NPHP) proteins and RPGRIP1 ...
Retinitis pigmentosa: MedlinePlus Genetics
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of related eye disorders that cause progressive vision loss. Explore symptoms, inheritance, ... In adulthood, many people with retinitis pigmentosa become legally blind.. The signs and symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa are ... Retinitis pigmentosa can also have an autosomal recessive pattern. of inheritance, which means both copies of a gene in each ... Hamel C. Retinitis pigmentosa. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2006 Oct 11;1:40. Review. Citation on PubMed or Free article on PubMed ...
CMV Retinitis Differential Diagnoses
Cytomegalovirus retinitis and viral resistance: 3. Culture results. CMV Retinitis and Viral Resistance Study Group. Am J ... Course of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: 1. Retinitis progression. Ophthalmology ... Foscarnet-Ganciclovir Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Trial: 5. Clinical features of cytomegalovirus retinitis at diagnosis. Studies ... Design of clinical trials for drug combinations: cytomegalovirus retinitis--foscarnet and ganciclovir. The CMV retinitis ...
Retinitis Pigmentosa News, Research
Retinitis Pigmentosa News and Research. RSS Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited eye diseases ... Diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa cause the photoreceptor cells to stop functioning, while the rest of the eye remains ... Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare and hereditary neurodegenerative disease which causes vision loss due to the death of ... A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy ...
Retinitis - Wikipedia
There are two types of retinitis: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. Both conditions result in the ... Retinitis, also called Retinitis pigmentosa, has a prevalence of one in every 2,500-7,00 people. This condition is one of the ... Early signs of Retinitis include loss of night vision; making it harder to drive at night. Later signs of retinitis include ... Retinitis is a genotypic disease which entails severe phenotypic representation. Types of Retinitis are currently considered ...
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Characterized by retinitis pigmentosa1
- In people with retinitis pigmentosa, vision loss occurs as the light-sensing cells of the retina gradually deteriorate. (medlineplus.gov)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most common inherited diseases of the retina (retinopathies). (medlineplus.gov)
- The genes associated with retinitis pigmentosa play essential roles in the structure and function of specialized light receptor cells (photoreceptors) in the retina. (medlineplus.gov)
- Mutations in any of the genes responsible for retinitis pigmentosa lead to a gradual loss of rods and cones in the retina. (medlineplus.gov)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited diseases that damage the light-sensitive rods and cones in the retina, the back part of our eyes. (aoa.org)
- Retinitis is inflammation of the retina in the eye, which can permanently damage the retina and lead to blindness. (wikipedia.org)
- On the other hand, CMV retinitis develops from a viral infection in the retina. (wikipedia.org)
- Such studies indicate that the future may allow treatment of Retinitis by inserting healthy genes in the retina to cure this disease. (wikipedia.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited eye diseases that affect the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye). (news-medical.net)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare and hereditary neurodegenerative disease which causes vision loss due to the death of photoreceptors in the retina, and for which there is currently no treatment. (news-medical.net)
- Cytomegalovirus retinitis, also known as CMV retinitis, is an inflammation of the retina of the eye that can lead to blindness. (wikipedia.org)
- Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments can occur following the development of holes in areas of healed retinitis (retina may be atrophic). (wikipedia.org)
- The device, made by privately held Second Sight Medical Products Inc of Sylmar, California, is intended to replace the function of light-sensing cells in the retina destroyed by retinitis pigmentosa, an. (chicagotribune.com)
- These changes in the retina can start to occur as early as childhood or as late as middle age, depending on what type of retinitis pigmentosa the patient has. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa refers a group of inherited visual disorders which affect the light sensitive cells in the retina, resulting in a gradual deterioration of vision. (nyee.edu)
- The breakdown and loss of cells in the retina are also known to cause retinitis pigmentosa. (benzinga.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare, inherited disease in which the light-sensitive retina of the eye slowly and progressively degenerates. (allaboutvision.com)
- Currently, there is no way to treat patients with retinitis pigmentosa and no way even to slow the disease, says Friedlander, who is an associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology and the chief of the Retina Service in the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, at Scripps Clinic. (news-medical.net)
- More than 100 different types of gene mutations have been documented that lead to this degeneration of the retina, and about one in every 3,500 people suffer from loss of vision caused by retinitis pigmentosa. (news-medical.net)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disease in which there is a breakdown of the nerve layer (retina) in the back of the eye. (wellspan.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is often linked with nearsightedness, certain types of cataracts, and problems with the macula, the portion of the retina that provides sharp central vision. (wellspan.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is a term used to describe a group of inherited diseases that cause degeneration of the retina, the part of the eye that captures images from the visual field. (emaxhealth.com)
- In retinitis pigmentosa, cells in the retina called rods and cones die. (emaxhealth.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa ( RP ) is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment due to the progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptor cells in the retina . (wikidoc.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited retinal disorders characterized by progressive loss of photoreceptors and eventually leads to retina degeneration and atrophy. (mdpi.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa affects the ability of cells in the retina to sense light. (ahealthyme.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is the most common inherited disease that causes degeneration of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. (nih.gov)
- In yet another example of art imitating life, I was going through some imagery from earlier in the year and came across this image of blown glass up at the Chihuly garden up in Seattle which stunningly, reminded me of what the human retina looks like in a patient suffering from the blinding disease, retinitis pigmentosa (below). (utah.edu)
- This is an extreme closeup image that is backlit and magnified of the inside of a human eye showing the retina from a patient suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. (utah.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease in which there is damage to the retina. (scienceblog.com)
- Information on retinitis pigmentosa, night blindness, including a description of the retina and basics on genetics and heredity. (roperandparry.com.au)
- Cytomegalovirus retinitis is probably the result of hematogenous spread of the virus to the retina after systemic reactivation of a latent cytomegalovirus infection. (annals.org)
- 7. Researchers are beginning to investigate the possibility of developing microchip implants to fit inside the retina as a treatment for blindness, which can be promising treatment for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. (ssdrc.com)
People with retinitis7
- In adulthood, many people with retinitis pigmentosa become legally blind. (medlineplus.gov)
- The progressive degeneration of these cells causes the characteristic pattern of vision loss that occurs in people with retinitis pigmentosa. (medlineplus.gov)
- According to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, there are about 100,000 people with retinitis pigmentosa in the United States. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Many people with retinitis pigmentosa and related diseases that cause vision loss will be looking forward to the results of the upcoming trials. (emaxhealth.com)
- The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes the light-sensing cells in the eye to degenerate. (medicalxpress.com)
- However, in November 2012, The Foundation Fighting Blindness updated its information on the combined treatment regimen of vitamin A palmitate (which is different from Vitamin A), oily fish (DHA), and lutein, which may slow vision loss in people with retinitis pigmentosa and Usher Syndrome types 2 and 3. (visionaware.org)
- Until these results are clarified, people with retinitis pigmentosa should avoid taking high dosages of vitamin E. (The daily requirement for vitamin E is far lower than this: 33 IU daily for most adults. (skyridgemedcenter.com)
- Cytomegalovirus retinitis is an important cause of blindness in AIDS patients, and is the most common cause of vision loss in AIDS patients. (wikipedia.org)
- The Eye Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago will sponsor a free public seminar on retinitis pigmentosa from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Illinois Hospital Eye and Ear Infirmary auditorium, 1855 W. Taylor St. Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of night-blinding disorders that affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it the leading cause of night blindness. (chicagotribune.com)
- In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Foundation Fighting Blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa), PO Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21297-0495. (chicagotribune.com)
- One of the earliest symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa is progressive night blindness. (nyee.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration and eventually blindness. (patientslikeme.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited human diseases in which photoreceptor degeneration leads to visual loss and eventually to blindness. (pnas.org)
- In humans with retinitis pigmentosa, a very similar process occurs, and this leads to profound vision loss and eventual blindness. (news-medical.net)
- The patient seems to be suffering from an advanced stage of retinitis pigmentosa, (night blindness). (ndtv.com)
- For example, Retinitis Pigmentosa is a family of inherited retinal degenerations that is untreatable and leads to blindness. (umassmed.edu)
- Mistakes in "proofreading" the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of a form of inherited blindness, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) caused by mutations in splicing factors. (medicalxpress.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetically heterogeneous group of inherited retinal dystrophies caused by progressive loss of the rod and cone photoreceptors and characterised by night blindness, peripheral visual field loss, and retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Roughly 1 in 4,000 people are affected and about 10 to 20 percent have a particularly severe form called X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, which predominately affects males, causing night blindness by age 10 and progressive loss of the visual field by age 45. (nih.gov)
- We at the Foundation Fighting Blindness have been receiving questions about acupuncture for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), namely because of feasibility research conducted by Ava Bittner , O.D., Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Andy Rosenfarb , N.D., L.Ac, who specializes in acupuncture and ophthalmic Chinese medicine. (blindness.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and blindness. (blingee.com)
- The same person could have retinitis pigmentosa, color blindness, and cystoid macular edema. (utah.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is a photoreceptor degenerative disease leading to blindness in adulthood. (pnas.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a major cause of blindness that affects 1.5 million people worldwide. (jci.org)
- Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a radical new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, giving hope to the estimated 100,000 Americans who suffer from this debilitating disease. (scienceblog.com)
- We hope the results of our study will be instrumental in generating a cure for the debilitating blindness associated with retinitis pigmentosa and other inherited and acquired retinal diseases. (scienceblog.com)
- The research on retinitis pigmentosa at the OU Health Sciences Center is supported by a grant from the National Eye Institute and the Foundation Fighting Blindness. (scienceblog.com)
- At the age of 28, I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye condition that leads to eventual blindness. (cnn.com)
- 2. Symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa usually begin with night blindness, meaning vision ability is limited at night or in low light. (ssdrc.com)
Called Retinitis pigmentosa1
Mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa3
- Apoptotic photoreceptor cell death in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. (pnas.org)
- Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors, reversing cellular degeneration and restoring visual function in two mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. (eurekalert.org)
- Soluble CX3CL1 gene therapy improves cone survival and function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. (harvard.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa ( RP ) is a genetic disorder of the eyes that causes loss of vision . (wikipedia.org)
- However, the key difference in both these conditions is that Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic eye disease that you inherit from one or both of your parents. (wikipedia.org)
- Genetic tests can identify genes associated with retinitis pigmentosa. (rxlist.com)
- Because retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic condition, patients who have children or who are planning on having a family should also get advice from a specialist in genetic counseling. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that results in vision loss. (benzinga.com)
- Retinitis Pigmentosa and other inherited retinal diseases can now be diagnosed with advanced electrophysiology, optical imaging, and genetic testing. (stanford.edu)
- If you have been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, it is essential that you undergo genetic testing of your family history and family tree (called a "genetic pedigree") with the aid of a genetic counselor. (visionaware.org)
- In fact, about 1 percent of the population can be considered carriers of genetic tendencies for retinitis pigmentosa. (allaboutvision.com)
- According to the National Eye Institute, more than 100,000 Americans suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, which is caused by more than 100 different genetic mutations. (news-medical.net)
- Genetic classification of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) can be problematic, due to a large number of isolated cases, reduced penetrance, and considerable variation in expressivity. (nih.gov)
- The experiment revealed that methodological differences to a large extent might explain the considerable variation among reported genetic frequencies of retinitis pigmentosa. (nih.gov)
- NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Scientists from Columbia University and the University of Iowa have fixed a genetic defect causing the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in induced pluripotent stem cells derived from a patient with the disease. (genomeweb.com)
- Detection of novel genetic variation in autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. (springer.com)
Forms of retinitis pigmentosa3
- There are several forms of retinitis pigmentosa with different inheritance patterns, clinical signs, and visual symptoms. (rxlist.com)
- There is considerable variation and overlap among the various forms of retinitis pigmentosa. (medicinenet.com)
- In most forms of retinitis pigmentosa, the rods die. (denverhealth.org)
- Mutations in this gene have been associated with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). (wikipedia.org)
- Mutations in more than 60 genes are known to cause nonsyndromic retinitis pigmentosa. (medlineplus.gov)
- Mutations in the RHO gene are the most common cause of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, accounting for 20 to 30 percent of all cases. (medlineplus.gov)
- mutations in this gene are responsible for 10 to 15 percent of all cases of autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. (medlineplus.gov)
- Together, mutations in the RPGR and RP2 genes account for most cases of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. (medlineplus.gov)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is caused by mutations in one of over 100 types of genes. (benzinga.com)
- Research volunteers will be asked to complete an ocular health questionnaire and a series of vision tests, and may be asked to give a blood sample to test for the mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa or Usher syndrome. (mcw.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited vision disorders caused by numerous mutations in more than 60 genes. (eurekalert.org)
- Depending on the gene mutations a person inherits, he or she can develop any one form of retinitis pigmentosa or a related disease, such as Usher syndrome, Leber's congenital amaurosis , or rod-cone disease, among others. (emaxhealth.com)
- Mutations in the visual pigment protein rod opsin are the most common cause of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP) and the majority of these mutations lead to the misfolding of the protein. (bl.uk)
- About 70 percent of people with the X-linked form carry mutations that cause loss of function of the retinitis pigmentosa GTPase Regulator (RPGR) gene, which encodes a protein important for maintaining the health of photoreceptors. (nih.gov)
- Mutations in the retinitis pigmentosa 1 ( RP1 ) gene are a common cause of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). (jneurosci.org)
- BACKGROUND In retinitis pigmentosa (RP), rod photoreceptors degenerate from 1 of many mutations, after which cones are compromised by oxidative stress. (jci.org)
- More than 70 genes (over 3000 mutations) are known to cause non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa (RP), including autosomal dominant (AD), autosomal recessive (AR), X-linked, and simplex forms (inheritance not known). (springer.com)
- Genes and mutations causing retinitis pigmentosa. (springer.com)
Cause retinitis pigmentosa1
- Some of the genes associated with retinitis pigmentosa are also associated with other eye diseases, including a condition called cone-rod dystrophy . (medlineplus.gov)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is the name of a group of eye diseases that are passed down in families. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of diseases characterized by gradual vision loss, predominantly the peripheral vision (side vision) and dark/night vision. (aapos.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that often leads to severe visual problems. (denverhealth.org)
- Boston - Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision. (eurekalert.org)
- In most retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and RP-like diseases, it is the rods that deteriorate first, followed by the cones, although there may also be some involvement of the cones . (visionaware.org)
- Rather than being considered a single disease, retinitis pigmentosa instead is viewed as a group of diseases affecting how light-sensitive cells in the back of the eye function. (allaboutvision.com)
- Second Sight Medical Products has developed the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa and other degenerative retinal diseases ( see video ). (allaboutvision.com)
- Friedlander has had a longstanding research program looking for new and better ways of treating eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration , diabetic retinopathy, and retinitis pigmentosa. (news-medical.net)
- Understanding this non-autonomous cone death is the key in designing therapeutic strategies for retinal degenerative diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa. (umassmed.edu)
- The rd1 mutant is part of the Retinitis Pigmentosa family of RD diseases. (umassmed.edu)
- This information is laying the foundation to treat inherited eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. (upstate.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa 1 is listed as a " rare disease " by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (rightdiagnosis.com)
- You can also read personal stories about people who are coping successfully and living well with a variety of eye diseases and disorders, including retinitis pigmentosa. (visionaware.org)
- The increasing number of organ and medulla transplants and an increase in the use of immunosuppressants were associated with the presence of pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, retinitis and other diseases due to CMV in these patients. (scielo.br)
- Visual loss in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome before widespread availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy. (medscape.com)
- Among the immunosuppressed states, cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) was reported frequently in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) but rarely reported in other immunosuppressive conditions [ 5 ]. (hindawi.com)
Types of retinitis6
- Types of Retinitis are currently considered the most complex forms of retinal disease. (wikipedia.org)
- There are two types of retinitis: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. (wikipedia.org)
- There are different types of retinitis, such as retinitis pigmentosa (causes tunnel vision). (wikipedia.org)
- In other types of retinitis pigmentosa, only a small area is affected and vision might not change at all for several years. (clevelandclinic.org)
- There is some research showing that certain vitamin supplements may help slow the loss of vision in some types of retinitis pigmentosa. (clevelandclinic.org)
- There are many different types of retinitis pigmentosa, and not all of them cause a total loss of vision. (clevelandclinic.org)
Symptoms of retinitis6
- The initial retinal degenerative symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa are characterized by decreased night vision ( nyctalopia ) and the loss of the mid-peripheral visual field. (wikipedia.org)
- The signs and symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa are most often limited to vision loss. (medlineplus.gov)
- What are the symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa usually begin in childhood or adolescence. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa sometimes look like other conditions or medical problems. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Further information about the symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa is available including a list of symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa , or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center . (cureresearch.com)
Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa2
- Research more detailed information about the causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa , other possibly hidden causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa , or other general information about Retinitis Pigmentosa . (cureresearch.com)
- Defects in the retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) and an RPGR-interacting protein (RPGRIP) are known causes of retinitis pigmentosa and LCA, respectively. (pnas.org)
Person with retinitis pigmentosa2
Treatments for retinitis pigmentosa1
- Researchers have identified several major types of nonsyndromic retinitis pigmentosa, which are usually distinguished by their pattern of inheritance: autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked. (medlineplus.gov)
- Retinitis is controlled by a single gene which can be inherited via an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked gene. (wikipedia.org)
- researchers have identified X-linked , autosomal recessive , and autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa types. (rxlist.com)
- Concerning gene therapy, there have been over 1800 gene therapy trials of all kinds (cardiovascular, cancer, cyctic fibrosis, etc…) world wide and a few in vision science including some in choroidermia, Stargardt's disease, autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa, Usher's syndrome and wet AMD. (utah.edu)
- Retrieved December 12, 2017, from https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/retinitis-types-symptoms-treatment#1 Parmeggiani, F. (2011). (wikipedia.org)
- Ophthotech Corporation announced today that scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Florida published proof-of-concept study results on an adeno-associated virus gene therapy product candidate for the treatment of rhodopsin-mediated autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa licensed by Ophthotech. (news-medical.net)
- At this time, there is no specific treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Vistide is indicated for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in AIDS patients. (medpagetoday.com)
- Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment to stop or cure retinitis pigmentosa. (clevelandclinic.org)
- This article will provide a brief synopsis of all of the currently available treatments for CMV retinitis, to help clinicians develop treatment strategies for affected patients. (thebody.com)
- However, CMV retinitis remains a concern for HIV-infected individuals who are not in treatment or who have failed anti-HIV therapy, whose CD4 lymphocytes have fallen below 50/mm³, who have a plasma HIV-1 RNA level greater than 100,000 copies/mL or who have been previously diagnosed with opportunistic infections. (aao.org)
- HAART is by far the most important weapon in the treatment of CMV retinitis. (aao.org)
- Specific anti-CMV treatment should be individualized based on the location and severity of the retinitis, level of underlying immune suppression, concomitant medications and ability to comply with treatment. (aao.org)
- It may be appropriate as prophylactic therapy or as treatment in those patients with early, stable, peripheral CMV retinitis that is not immediately sight threatening. (aao.org)
- Around 61% of the molecules that are being investigated for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa are gene therapy. (benzinga.com)
- The minimum HIV viral load level reached after the initiation of HAART treatment appears to be more important than other clinical variables in the prediction of favorable CMV retinitis remission status. (lww.com)
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of 12 sites in the United States to offer the first FDA-approved bionic eye for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). (vanderbilt.edu)
- ACTH intermedin and cortisone in the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa. (springer.com)
- The drug valproic acid, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder, also appears to stop vision loss associated with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). (emaxhealth.com)
- Is Acupuncture a Beneficial Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa? (blindness.org)
- What Is the Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa? (visionaware.org)
- As of now, there is no specific treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. (visionaware.org)
- The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of the use of an intraocular sustained-release ganciclovir implant for the treatment of active cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in AIDS patients. (scielo.br)
- The intraocular sustained-release ganciclovir implant proved to be a safe new procedure for the treatment of CMV retinitis, avoiding the systemic side effects caused by the intravenous medications and improving the quality of life of the patients. (scielo.br)
- Clinical trial of docosahexaenoic acid in patients with retinitis pigmentosa receiving vitamin A treatment. (skyridgemedcenter.com)
- X-linked retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator is a GTPase -binding protein that in humans is encoded by the RPGR gene . (wikipedia.org)
- Current research on Retinitis includes studying stem cells, medications, gene therapies, and transplants to help treat/cure this condition. (wikipedia.org)
- A study including patients with Retinitis was conducted by using gene therapy. (wikipedia.org)
- A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy procedure at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. (news-medical.net)
- Scientists funded by the National Eye Institute report a novel gene therapy that halts vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP). (news-medical.net)
- This means that, even if your mother and father don't have retinitis pigmentosa, you can still have the eye disease when at least one parent carries an altered gene associated with the trait. (allaboutvision.com)
- A retinitis pigmentosa that has_material_basis_in mutation in the PRPH2 gene on chromosome 6p21. (xenbase.org)
- Gene therapy preserved vision in a study involving dogs with naturally occurring, late-stage retinitis pigmentosa, according to research funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (nih.gov)
- The researchers then tested the gene therapy in a naturally occurring canine form of RPGR X-linked retinitis pigmentosa that appears among some mixed breeds. (nih.gov)
Diagnosis of CMV retinitis1
Group of inherited1
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Trial2
- Retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator has been shown to interact with PDE6D nephronophthisis (NPHP) proteins and RPGRIP1 . (wikipedia.org)
- A polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator ORF15 isoform (RPGR ORF15 ), wherein the RPGR ORF15 -encoding nucleotide sequence has been codon optimised to increase fidelity of replication of the sequence. (freepatentsonline.com)
- 1. A composition comprising a nucleic acid comprising (a) a sequence encoding a rhodopsin kinase promoter, and (b) a sequence encoding a retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator ORF15 isoform (RPGR ORF15 ) and comprising a nucleotide sequence that has at least 80% identity to the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3. (freepatentsonline.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa ( RP ) represents a group of hereditary progressive retinal disorders. (rxlist.com)
- Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of hereditary eye disorders. (wisconsin.gov)
- Actually, a great many people tormented with the hereditary issue progress to the propelled phase of retinitis pigmentosa in light of the lack of legitimate fix. (biospace.com)
- Learning to live with gradual sight loss is a way of life for more than 100,000 US children and adults diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a hereditary eye disease that affects visual acuity and night vision. (upstate.edu)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common hereditary eye disorder that leads to the gradual deterioration of rod cells causing reduced peripheral vision and night vision. (medicalxpress.com)
- Is retinitis pigmentosa hereditary? (ndtv.com)
- Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is retinitis pigmentosa hereditary? (ndtv.com)
- The most common form of syndromic retinitis pigmentosa is Usher syndrome , which is characterized by the combination of vision loss and hearing loss beginning early in life. (medlineplus.gov)
- For example, retinitis pigmentosa and neural hearing loss characterize Usher syndrome . (rxlist.com)
- This research study is being conducted to examine retinal structure and function in subjects with retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. (mcw.edu)
- What is retinitis pigmentosa & Usher syndrome? (mcw.edu)
- Usher syndrome includes retinitis pigmentosa accompanied by significant hearing loss. (visionaware.org)
- Patients who had Usher syndrome had worse visual field sensitivity or ability to see off to the side than those who had retinitis pigmentosa without any hearing loss. (healio.com)
- According to the study results, 80 participants with USH2A-related Usher syndrome had more severe visual field loss compared with 47 participants with USH2A-related non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa even after adjusting for duration of disease and age of vision loss onset ( P = .002). (healio.com)
Patients with CMV3
- Patients with CMV retinitis may be asymptomatic, or they may complain of floaters, photopsia and/or scotomata. (aao.org)
- Patients with CMV retinitis typically complain of floaters, photopsias, or visual loss, without associated eye pain or injection. (medscape.com)
- Exception: patients with CMV retinitis within 1000 microns of the fovea or disc in only one eye, if visual acuity in that eye is worse than 20/400 without the use of eccentric fixation, and visual acuity in the other eye is 20/400 or better. (clinicaltrials.gov)
Signs of retinitis2
- The daily intravenous infusions that were once required to slow the progression of CMV retinitis exacted a heavy toll, both in dollars and in quality of life, and patients were justly apprehensive about beginning infusion therapy. (thebody.com)
- Patients will then be closely followed for progression of their CMV retinitis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The primary endpoint of the study will be progression of CMV retinitis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The intraocular implant proved to be effective in controlling the progression of retinitis for a period of up to 8 months even in patients for whom systemic therapy with either ganciclovir or foscarnet or both had failed. (scielo.br)
- A large (over 600 participant) double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found evidence that use of vitamin A supplements at a potentially dangerous dose of 15,000 IU daily might slightly slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa. (skyridgemedcenter.com)
- When retinitis pigmentosa is suspected, visual field testing likely will be conducted during or after your routine eye exams to determine the extent of peripheral vision loss . (allaboutvision.com)
- During later stages of retinitis pigmentosa, only a small area of central vision remains, along with slight peripheral vision. (allaboutvision.com)
- Since rods are generally affected first in Retinitis Pigmentosa the pathology is characterized by an initial loss of night vision, due to the loss of rod photoreceptors, followed by a progressive loss peripheral vision as cones die, until only the macular cones remain. (umassmed.edu)
- Use of the ganciclovir implant for treating cytomegalovirus retinitis secondary to immunosuppression after bone marrow transplantation. (medscape.com)
- Often individuals with CMV retinitis will need surgery for either retinal detachment or intravitreal instillation of ganciclovir. (wikipedia.org)
- The standard treatments for CMV retinitis are ganciclovir and foscarnet. (thebody.com)
- Patients with non-progressive retinal disease consistent with inactive CMV retinitis in a location that is not immediately sight threatening, who are currently receiving systemic maintenance therapy with ganciclovir, foscarnet, or cidofovir, and who have a total CD4 cell count greater than 150 cells per microliter will have their anti-CMV therapy discontinued. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Ganciclovir and foscarnet are investigational antiviral drugs that appear to be effective in treating cytomegalovirus retinitis. (annals.org)
- A variety of indirect symptoms characterize retinitis pigmentosa along with the direct effects of the initial rod photoreceptor degeneration and later cone photoreceptor decline. (wikipedia.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. (uniprot.org)
- Retinitis pigmentosa, is a condition where patients typically loses ability to see at night in young years, side vision in middle age, and focal vision in later in his/her life due to relentless loss of cone photoreceptor cells. (biospace.com)
- Retinitis pigmentosa, in which patients usually lose night vision in teenage years, side vision in middle age, and central vision in later life because of steady loss of cone photoreceptor cells and rod. (biospace.com)
- To explore the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with photoreceptor death in retinitis pigmentosa (RP), we have investigated altered transcriptional activity in RP retinas by a differential cDNA screening approach. (nih.gov)
- Technavio has announced their latest pipeline analysis report on the retinitis pigmentosa market . (benzinga.com)
- Hence medical institutions and various research and development centers are researching to develop a full proof cure for this disease which is boosting the growth of global retinitis pigmentosa market. (biospace.com)
- What's Trending in Global Retinitis Pigmentosa Market these Days? (biospace.com)
- The global retinitis pigmentosa market is stepping a sound development way because of restricted accessibility of therapeutics to fix this uncommon sickness which has opened up a lucky opening for new treatments and medications. (biospace.com)
- This allows the company to acquire a significant share in the global retinitis pigmentosa market. (biospace.com)
- Looking at the immense growth potential, several new players are likely to venture into the global retinitis pigmentosa market, thereby making it a highly competitive arena in the near future. (biospace.com)
- The global retinitis pigmentosa market has been treading a healthy growth path due to limited availability of therapeutics to cure this rare disease which has opened up a window of opportunity for new therapies and treatments. (biospace.com)