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Abstract Title:

The Intraocular Pressure-Lowering Effect of Persimmon leaves () in a Mouse Model of Glaucoma.

Abstract Source:

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Oct 23 ;20(21). Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31652855

Abstract Author(s):

Hong Ryul Ahn, Jae Wook Yang, Jee Young Kim, Chang Yong Lee, Tae-Jin Kim, Sang Hoon Jung

Article Affiliation:

Hong Ryul Ahn


The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacological efficacy of persimmon leaves in two glaucoma models, microbeads-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) and DBA/2 mouse. Thus, we demonstrated that Ethanol Extract of Diospyros kaki (EEDK) reduced elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in both mouse models of glaucoma by measurements with a tonometer. In particular, we revealed that retinal ganglion cell loss and optic nerve damage caused by IOP elevation were markedly diminished as assessed by TUNEL assay, H&E staining, and fluorescent staining, while the expression of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGCα-1) increased, when EEDK was administered, as revealed by western blot. Moreover, the b-wave magnitude indicating functional scotopic vision was significantly improved in EEDK-administered DBA/2 mice during the 10-week follow-up study, as observed with electroretinography. Collectively, our results suggested that EEDK could be an effective therapeutic and IOP-lowering agent for preventing and treating retinal degenerative diseases such as glaucoma.

Study Type : Animal Study

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