Journal article

NADPH oxidase 2 plays a role in experimental corneal neovascularization

Elsa C Chan, Peter van Wijngaarden, Elsie Chan, Darleen Ngo, Jiang-Hui Wang, Hitesh M Peshavariya, Gregory J Dusting, Guei-Sheung Liu

CLINICAL SCIENCE | PORTLAND PRESS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Corneal neovascularization, the growth of new blood vessels in the cornea, is a leading cause of vision impairment after corneal injury. Neovascularization typically occurs in response to corneal injury such as that caused by infection, physical trauma, chemical burns or in the setting of corneal transplant rejection. The NADPH oxidase enzyme complex is involved in cell signalling for wound-healing angiogenesis, but its role in corneal neovascularization has not been studied. We have now analysed the role of the Nox2 isoform of NADPH oxidase in corneal neovascularization in mice following chemical injury. C57BL/6 mice aged 8-14 weeks were cauterized with an applicator coated with 75% silver ..

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