Aqueous humor adrenomedullin levels differ in patients with different types of glaucoma


Evereklioglu C. , Doganay S., Er H., Yurekli M.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.46, no.2, pp.203-208, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0021-5155(01)00501-9
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-208

Abstract

Purpose: Adrenomedullin is a multifunctional 52 amino acid large peptide. Recent studies have reported that it is expressed in the iris-ciliary body in the eye and that it decreases intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing outflow facility via specific adrenomedullin receptors, suggesting a role for this peptide in controlling IOP. In the present study, we aimed to explore clinically the possible involvement of adrenomedullin in the pathophysiology of glaucoma.