The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Hypotony and aqueous humor dynamics in myotonic dystrophy.

A group of 26 subjects with myotonic dystrophy were studied with fluorophotometry to evaluate the relationship between aqueous humor dynamics and the hypotony found in this disorder. All 26 received topical fluorescein to determine the anterior chamber elimination coefficient; five received systemic fluorescein to evaluate the integrity of the blood-aqueous barrier. The group has a mean intraocular pressure of 7.1 mm Hg. The rate of clearance of fluorescein from the anterior chamber and the cornea-to-anterior chamber transfer coefficient for fluorescein were normal. An abnormally high level of fluorescence, three times normal, was observed in the anterior chambers of the myotonic subjects after oral administration of fluorescein. This finding could not be attributed to abnormal absorption and elimination of fluorescein or to abnormal plasma binding. This finding indicates that there is a defect in the blood-ocular barrier to fluorescein in myotonic subjects. Thus conclusions regarding aqueous humor flow cannot be made from the rate of clearance of topically applied fluorescein in myotonic subjects, since the clearance due to diffusion may represent a significantly large fraction of the total clearance.[1]


  1. Hypotony and aqueous humor dynamics in myotonic dystrophy. Walker, S.D., Brubaker, R.F., Nagataki, S. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (1982) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities