May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Further Studies on the Effect of Prostanoid EP4 Receptor Stimulation on Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Monkeys
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  • A.B. Kharlamb
    Biological Sciences, Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA
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    Commercial Relationships  A.B. Kharlamb, Allergan, Inc. D.F.Woodward E; University of Nebraska, C.B. Toris C.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 3669. doi:
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      A.B. Kharlamb; Further Studies on the Effect of Prostanoid EP4 Receptor Stimulation on Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Monkeys . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):3669.

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Abstract: : Purpose: The EP4 receptor is unique among ocular prostanoid receptors in that its effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) do not involve increased uveoscleral outflow. Previous outflow studies revealed an effect on pressure–dependent outflow rather than uveoscleral outflow. These studies have now been extended by examining the effect of the selective EP4 receptor agonist 3,7–dithia PGE1 isopropyl ester on aqueous humor flow. Methods: Aqueous humor flow was measured with a scanning ocular fluorophotometer in both eyes of female cynomolgus monkeys rendered unilaterally ocular hypertensive by circumferential laser treatment. Results: A single dose 3,7–dithia PGE1–isopropyl ester 0.01% did not influence aqueous humor flow in either normotensive or hypertensive eyes. Values ± SEM obtained are as follows: Vehicle treatment hypertensive eyes 1.98 ± 0.53, normotensive eyes 2.50 ± 0.44 = 3,7–dithia PGE1–isopropyl ester 0.01% treatment hypertensive eyes 1.85 ± 0.21, normotensive eyes 2.39 ± 0.26. These effects were statistically insignificant. Conclusions: Prostanoid EP4 receptor stimulation does not exert a meaningful influence on aqueous humor flow in primates .. .

Keywords: eicosanoids • inflow/ciliary body • aqueous 
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