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      Disparate Effects of Calmodulin Inhibitors on Corneal Epithelial Migration in Rabbit and Rat


      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Actin, Corneal epithelial migration, Calmodulin, Trifluoperazine, Naphthalenesulfonamide

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          We investigated the effects of two calmodulin inhibitors, trifluoperazine and N-6-aminohexyl-5-chloro-l-naphthalenesulfonamide, on corneal epithelial wound closure in rabbits and rats. Measured, round epithelial defects were made on corneas by gentle scraping. After 20 h in organ culture with or without inhibitor, the remaining wound area was measured and samples were fixed for microscopy. In the rabbit, these inhibitors had little or no effect on the rate of wound coverage. In the rat, however, both trifluoperazine (3–40 μ M) and N-6-aminohexyl-5-chloro-l-naphthalenesulfonamide (10–100 μ M) inhibited wound closure in a dose-dependent manner. Thus we believe that calmodulin plays a crucial role in epithelial migration in the rat. In the rabbit, there seems to exist a mechanism that is not critically dependent upon an intact calmodulin pathway.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          04 December 2009
          : 17
          : 1
          : 27-33
          Department of Cornea Research, Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation and Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA
          265346 Ophthalmic Res 1985;17:27–33
          © 1985 S. Karger AG, Basel

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