Molecular Vision 2013; 19:2501-2507 Received 17 July 2012 | Accepted 6 December 2013 | Published 8 December 2013

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Analysis of superoxide dismutase 1, dual-specificity phosphatase 1, and transforming growth factor, beta 1 genes expression in keratoconic and non-keratoconic corneas Samira Saee-Rad,1 Reza Raoofian,2 Mirgholamreza Mahbod,1 Mohammad Miraftab,1 Majid Mojarrad,2 Soheila Asgari,1 Farhad Rezvan,1 Hassan Hashemi1 (The first two authors contributed equally to this work) Noor Ophthalmology Research Center, Noor Eye hospital, Tehran, Iran; 2Department of Medical Genetics, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran 1

Purpose: To quantitatively assess the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), transforming growth factor, beta 1 (TGF-β1), and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression levels as the main intracellular reactive oxygen species neutralizers, wound healing mediators, and immunomodulators (respectively) in keratoconic (KCN) and non-KCN corneas. Methods: Total RNA was extracted from normal and keratoconic cultured corneal stromal fibroblasts. Semiquantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to measure the relative expression levels of mRNAs of the SOD1, TGF-β1, and DUSP1 genes. Results: The mRNA expression of TGF-β1 and DUSP1 was augmented in the KCN corneas (three- and fivefold, respectively; both p

Analysis of superoxide dismutase 1, dual-specificity phosphatase 1, and transforming growth factor, beta 1 genes expression in keratoconic and non-keratoconic corneas.

To quantitatively assess the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), transforming growth factor, beta 1 (TGF-β1), and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) me...
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