Navigation Links
Lymph Cell Growth In Eyes Related To Macrophages

Researchers from Harvard Medical School had discovered a kind of immune cells called macrophages are behind the growth of new lymph vessels in the eyes. These new lymph vessels help in healing of the eyes in case of there being any wounds. //

The discovery of this new role for the macrophage, published in the September 2005 Journal of Clinical Investigation, may ultimately inspire innovative treatments for blinding eye disease, as well as for other diseases, such as cancer, that rely on the lymph vessels to spread abnormal cells throughout the body.

Researchers began to suspect a new connection between macrophages and lymph vessels while studying corneal transplants in mice. They had become aware of lymph vessels that seemed to be forming “in place,” away from those produced at the edge of the cornea. They also noticed that these lymph vessels disappeared after the wounds were healed. Because the cell structure of the new vessels resembled that of macrophages, they began to believe there might be a relationship.

the study tested this idea, placing sutures in the corneas of two groups of mice to create injuries that would induce a healing response. Then one group of mice were given a drug to cause macrophages to commit suicide. When the eyes of both groups were examined, it was found that those given the drug did not grow as many lymph vessels as the control group without the drug.

Researchers believe that harnessing this newly found ability of the macrophages could lead to the creation of new drugs or therapies for eye disease. For instance, inducing new “temporary” lymph vessels in retinas could aid in treating diabetic retinopathy by removing fluids leaking from abnormal blood vessels. It is this leaking fluid, characteristic of diabetic retinopathy that can permanently damage the retina and vision.

The team is now researching the same process in skin wounds and cancer.

Source: Newswis e
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Lymphomas Link to Hepatitis C
2. Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise
3. A Vaccine For Non – Hodgkin’s Lymphom
4. Gene Fusion Test to screen children’s with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemi
5. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia May Attain a 90% Cure Rate
6. Malaria Can Develop In Lymph Nodes Also
7. No Lymphoma Risk From Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
8. Good And Evil Clones Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia cells
9. Lenalidomide Gives New Hope To Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients
10. Lymphocyte/WBC Ratio Helps in Treating ENT Disorders
11. New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support ... as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Plano, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... taking part in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients ... for an award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to ... genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular ... the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 According to ... Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length ... Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends ... report studies the market for the forecast period of ... USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2022" report to their offering. ... with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by ... and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: