|Title||Comparison of structural progression between ciliopathy and non-ciliopathy associated with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Takahashi, Vitor K. L., Xu Christine L., Takiuti Julia T., Apatoff Mary Ben L., Duong Jimmy K., Mahajan Vinit B., and Tsang Stephen H.|
|Journal||Orphanet J Rare Dis|
|Date Published||2019 08 01|
BACKGROUND: To evaluate and compare the progression of ciliopathy and non-ciliopathy autosomal recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa patients (arRP) by measuring the constriction of hyperautofluorescent rings in fundus autofluorescence (FAF) images and the progressive shortening of the ellipsoid zone line width obtained by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).
RESULTS: For the ciliopathy group, the estimated mean shortening of the ellipsoid zone line was 259 μm per year and the ring area decreased at a rate of 2.46 mm per year. For the non-ciliopathy group, the estimated mean shortening of the ellipsoid zone line was 84 μm per year and the ring area decreased at a rate of 0.7 mm per year.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study was able to quantify and compare the loss of EZ line width and short-wavelength autofluorescence (SW-AF) ring constriction progression over time for ciliopathy and non-ciliopathy arRP genes. These results may serve as a basis for modeling RP disease progression, and furthermore, they could potentially be used as endpoints in clinical trials seeking to promote cone and rod survival in RP patients.
|Alternate Journal||Orphanet J Rare Dis|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC6676605|
|Grant List||P30EY019007 / NH / NIH HHS / United States |
R01EY024698 / NH / NIH HHS / United States
R01EY026682 / NH / NIH HHS / United States
R01EY018213 / NH / NIH HHS / United States
R21AG050437 / NH / NIH HHS / United States
5P30CA013696 / / National Cancer Institute Core / International