Designer Leptin Receptor Antagonist Allo-aca Inhibits VEGF Effects in Ophthalmic Neoangiogenesis Models

Experimental and clinical data suggest that pro-angiogenic, pro-inflammatory and mitogenic cytokine leptin can be implicated in ocular neovascularization and the other eye pathologies.  At least in part, leptin action appears to be mediated through functional interplay with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).  The effects of VEGF on leptin expression were assessed in ocular endothelial cell … [Read more...]

New drug candidate is promising therapeutic option for angiogenic retinal diseases

A research team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine has identified a small molecule that treats animal models of aged macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by preventing the overgrowth of blood vessels that are characteristic of these two retinal diseases.  The new findings, described in the … [Read more...]

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