Eirini Kokkali

Eirini Kokkali
Cardiff University | CU · School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a REDOX cofactor and metabolite essential for neuronal survival. Glaucoma is a common neurodegenerative disease in which neuronal levels of NAD decline. We assess the effects of nicotinamide (a precursor to NAD) on retinal ganglion cells (the affected neuron in glaucoma) in normal physiological conditions...
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Recent studies have identified roles for complement in synaptic pruning, both physiological during development and pathological in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These reports suggest that C1q initiates complement activation on synapses and C3 fragments then tag them for removal by microglia. There is an urgent need to characterise these processes in ro...
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Purpose: Glaucoma remains a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Animal glaucoma models replicate high intraocular pressure, a risk factor for glaucoma, to induce retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration. We describe an inducible, magnetic bead model in the Brown Norway rat in which we are able to determine degeneration across multip...
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Purpose: Animal models show retinal ganglion cell (RGC) injuries that replicate features of glaucoma and the contralateral eye is commonly used as an internal control. There is significant crossover of RGC axons from the ipsilateral to the contralateral side at the level of the optic chiasm, which may confound findings when damage is restricted to...
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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a REDOX cofactor and metabolite essential for neuronal survival. Glaucoma is a common neurodegenerative disease in which neuronal levels of NAD decline. Repleting NAD via dietary supplementation of nicotinamide (a precursor to NAD) is effective in preventing retinal ganglion cell neurodegeneration in mouse...
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Purpose Animal models show retinal ganglion cell injuries that replicate features of glaucoma and the contralateral eye is commonly used as an internal control. There is significant cross-over of retinal ganglion cell axons from the ipsilateral to the contralateral side at the level of the optic chiasm which may confound findings when damage is res...

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This project focuses on investigating the degree to which systemic inflammation contributes to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration in experimental glaucoma, and how therapeutic interventions that limit complement activation could help preserve RGC structure and function.