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M R Hernandez, E J Wenk, B I Weinstein, P Abumohor, S M Podos, M W Dunn, A L Southren; Glucocorticoid target cells in human outflow pathway: autopsy and surgical specimens.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1983;24(12):1612-1616.
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Target cells for glucocorticoids were found in trabeculectomy specimens obtained surgically from humans with glaucoma (primary and secondary) and from nonglaucomatous autopsy eyes using an autoradiographic technique. Specific nuclear localization of 3H-dexamethasone was found in cells of the trabecular meshwork, scleral fibroblasts, and in the endothelial lining of both Schlemm's canal and the outflow vessels. Glucocorticoids may alter the outflow facility by a direct effect on the metabolism of these cells. The autoradiographic method is suitable for studying competitors of glucocorticoid binding in small surgical specimens of human tissue involved in the outflow of aqueous humor.
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