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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Recent Publications from the Fini Lab

Fini ME, Jeong S, Gong H, Martinez-Carrasco R, Laver NMV, Hijikata M, Keicho N, Argüeso P. 2019. Membrane-associated mucins of the ocular surface new genes, new protein functions and new biological roles in human and mouse. Prog Retin Eye Res. 4:100777. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2019.100777. Abstract

Itakura T, Webster A, Chintala SK, Wang Y, Gonzalez, JM, Jr., Tan JC, Vranka JA, Acott T, Craft CM, Sibug Saber ME, Jeong S, Stamer WD, Martemyanov KA, Fini ME. 2019. GPR158 in the visual system: Homeostatic role in regulation of intraocular pressure. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Webster A, Chintala SK, Kim J, Ngan M, Itakura T, Panjwani N, Argüeso P, Barr JT, Jeong S, Fini ME. 2018. Dynasore protects the ocular surface against damaging oxidative stress. PLoS One 13: e0204288.  Abstract

Yu V, Bhattacharya D, Webster A, Bauskar A, Flowers C, Heur M, Chintala SK, Itakura T, Wilson MR, Barr JT, Jeong S, Wang M, Fini ME. 2018. Clusterin from human clinical tear samples: Positive correlation between tear concentration and Schirmer strip test results. Ocul Surf. 16: 478-486. Abstract

Fini ME. 2017. Another piece of the puzzle: MYOC and myocilin glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol VIs Sci. 58: 5319. Abstract

Fini ME, Schwartz SG, Gao X, Jeong S, Patel N, Itakura T, Price MO, Price FW Jr, Varma R, Stamer WD. 2017. Steroid-induced ocular hypertension/glaucoma: Focus on pharmacogenomics and implications for precision medicine. Prog Retin Eye Res. 56: 58-83. Abstract

Fini ME, Bauskar A, Jeong S, Wilson MR. 2016. Clusterin in the eye: An old dog with new tricks at the ocular surface. Exp Eye Res. 147: 57-71. Abstract

Gordon GM, LaGier AJ, Ponchel C, Bauskar A, Itakura T, Jeong S, Patel N, Fini ME. 2016. A cell-based screening assay to identify pharmaceutical compounds that enhance the regenerative quality of corneal repair. Wound Repair Regen. 24: 89-99. Abstract

Brilliant MH, Vaziri K, Connor TB Jr, Schwartz SG, Carroll JJ, McCarty CA, Schrodi SJ, Hebbring SJ, Kishor KS, Flynn HW Jr, Moshfeghi AA, Moshfeghi DM, Fini ME, McKay BS. 2016. Mining retrospective data for virtual prospective drug repurposing: L-DOPA and age-related macular degeneration. Am J Med. 129: 292-298. Abstract

Bauskar A, Mack WJ, Mauris J, Argüeso P, Heur M, Nagel BA, Kolar GR, Gleave ME, Nakamura T, Kinoshita S, Moradian-Oldak J, Panjwani N, Pflugfelder SC, Wilson MR, Fini ME, Jeong S. 2015. Clusterin seals the ocular surface barrier in mouse dry eye. PLoS One 10: e0138958. Abstract

Itakura T, Peters DM, Fini ME. 2015. Glaucomatous MYOC mutations activate the IL-1/NF-κB inflammatory stress response and the glaucoma marker SELE in trabecular meshwork cells. Mol Vis. 21: 1071-1084. Abstract

Jeong S, Patel N, Edlund CK, Hartiala J, Hazelett DJ, Itakura T, Wu PC, Avery RL, Davis JL, Flynn HW, Lalwani G, Puliafito CA, Wafapoor H, Hijikata M, Keicho N, Gao X, Argüeso P, Allayee H, Coetzee GA, Pletcher MT, Conti DV, Schwartz SG, Eaton AM, Fini ME. 2015. Identification of a novel mucin gene HCG22 associated with steroid-induced ocular hypertension. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 56: 2737-2748. Abstract

Patel N, Itakura T, Jeong S, Liao CP, Roy-Burman P, Zandi E, Groshen S, Pinski J, Coetzee GA, Gross ME, Fini ME. 2015. Expression and functional role of orphan receptor GPR158 in prostate cancer growth and progression. PLoS One 10: e0117758. Abstract

Wu PC, Tsai CL, Gordon GM, Jeong S, Itakura T, Patel N, Shi S, Fini ME. 2015. Chondrogenesis in scleral stem/progenitor cells and its association with form-deprived myopia in mice. Mol Vis. 21: 138-147. Abstract

Patel NL, Itakura T, Gonzalez JM, Jr, Schwartz SG, Fini, ME. 2013. Structure, expression, and functional characterization of GPR158: an orphan member of G protein-coupled receptor family C: Glucocorticoid-stimulated expression and novel nuclear role. PLoS One 8: e57843. Abstract

Jeong S, Ledee DR, Gordon GM, Itakura T, Patel N, Martin A, Quinn J, and Fini ME. 2012. Interaction of clusterin (CLU) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9): implications for epithelial homeostasis and inflammation, Am J Pathol. 180: 2028-2039. Abstract