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Protein tenascin-C plays a role in glaucoma by regulating inflammatory processes – News-Medical.net

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have studied the role of the immune response in the development of glaucoma in mice.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020
Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have studied the role of the immune response in the development of glaucoma in mice. They showed that inflammatory processes are associated with the pathogenesis of the disease and that the extracellular matrix molecule tenascin-C plays a key role as a modulator of the immune response. Glaucoma is a common cause of blindness worldwide. Typically, intraocular pressure is increased in patients, but in around…

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