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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2

Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

Editors: Sullivan, David A., Dartt, Darlene A., Meneray, Michele A. (Eds.)

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During the past two decades, a significant international research effort has been di­ rected toward understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays an essential role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge, and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in countless individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perfo­ ration of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and, potentially, pro­ nounced visual disability and blindness. To promote further progress in this field of vision research, the Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance was held at the Southampton Princess Resort in Bermuda November 16-19, 1996. This conference was organized and directed by David A. Sullivan, Ph. D. , codirected by Darlene A. Dartt, Ph. D. , and Michele A. Meneray, Ph. D. , and sponsored by the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Boston, MA), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The meeting was designed to assess critically the current knowledge and "state of the art" research on the structure and function of lacrimal tissue, tears, and the ocular sur­ face in both health and disease.

Table of contents (149 chapters)

Table of contents (149 chapters)
  • A Clinician Looks at the Tearfilm

    Pages 1-9

    Nelson, J. Daniel

  • Influence of Gender, Sex Steroid Hormones, and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis on the Structure and Function of the Lacrimal Gland

    Pages 11-42

    Sullivan, David A. (et al.)

  • Androgen-Regulated Transcription in the Epithelium of the Rat Lacrimal Gland

    Pages 43-48

    Claessens, F. (et al.)

  • Gene Cloning of BM180, a Lacrimal Gland Enriched Basement Membrane Protein with a Role in Stimulated Secretion

    Pages 49-54

    Asrani, Anil C. (et al.)

  • Sensory Denervation Leads to Deregulated Protein Synthesis in the Lacrimal Gland

    Pages 55-62

    Nguyen, Doan H. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2
Book Subtitle
Basic Science and Clinical Relevance
Editors
  • David A. Sullivan
  • Darlene A. Dartt
  • Michele A. Meneray
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
438
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5359-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5359-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7445-9
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 1051
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