Morphological and Functional Characterization of GPR109A in Mammalian Retina

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/345389
Title:
Morphological and Functional Characterization of GPR109A in Mammalian Retina
Authors:
Gambhir, Deeksha ( 0000-0003-0835-4703 )
Abstract:
Vision is considered as one of the most important of the five human senses. This was reflected by a poll that was based on human psychology that revealed that the fear of losing vision is much higher than the fear of losing any of the other senses (Leo et al., 1999). Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Diabetic retinopathy is defined as damage to retina caused by the complications of diabetes. Hyperglycemia is a major factor in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (Davis et al., 1998). The diabetes-induced metabolic and physiologic abnormalities in the retina are consistent with chronic inflammation (Kern et al., 2007). G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise a large protein family of transmembrane receptors that play central roles in several biological processes (Wettschureck and Offermanns, 2005). GPCRs have the ability to bind to chemically distinct ligands, and as such are widely used as targets for pharmaceuticals aimed at treating pain, inflammation, and a broad spectrum of diseases (Vassilatis et al., 2003; Offermanns et al., 2006). GPR109A is a newly discovered Grlinked GPCR known for its anti-lipidemic and anti-inflammatory properties in several cell types. Here, my major goal was to study the expression and functional role of GPR109A in retina an its relevance to diabetes-associated retinal implications.
Affiliation:
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/345389
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Type:
Dissertation
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dc.contributor.authorGambhir, Deekshaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-25T23:55:36Z-
dc.date.available2015-02-25T23:55:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/345389-
dc.description.abstractVision is considered as one of the most important of the five human senses. This was reflected by a poll that was based on human psychology that revealed that the fear of losing vision is much higher than the fear of losing any of the other senses (Leo et al., 1999). Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Diabetic retinopathy is defined as damage to retina caused by the complications of diabetes. Hyperglycemia is a major factor in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (Davis et al., 1998). The diabetes-induced metabolic and physiologic abnormalities in the retina are consistent with chronic inflammation (Kern et al., 2007). G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise a large protein family of transmembrane receptors that play central roles in several biological processes (Wettschureck and Offermanns, 2005). GPCRs have the ability to bind to chemically distinct ligands, and as such are widely used as targets for pharmaceuticals aimed at treating pain, inflammation, and a broad spectrum of diseases (Vassilatis et al., 2003; Offermanns et al., 2006). GPR109A is a newly discovered Grlinked GPCR known for its anti-lipidemic and anti-inflammatory properties in several cell types. Here, my major goal was to study the expression and functional role of GPR109A in retina an its relevance to diabetes-associated retinal implications.en
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dc.subjecteyeen
dc.subjectRetinaen
dc.subjectinner retinal vasculatureen
dc.subjectDibetic retinopathyen
dc.titleMorphological and Functional Characterization of GPR109A in Mammalian Retinaen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologyen
dc.description.advisorMartin, Pamelaen
dc.description.committeeGanapathy, Vadivel; Thangaraju; Prasad, Puttur; Singh, Nagendraen
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en
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