Department of Ophthalmology

Peer-Reviewed Publications 2007-2012

Ablonczy Z, and Crosson CE. VEGF modulation of retinal pigment epithelium resistance. Exp Eye Res 85:762-771, 2007; PMCID: PMC2199266.

Jackson W, Ablonczy Z, and Crouch RK. Quantitation of the effect of hydroxylamine on rhodopsin palmitylation. Photochem Photobiol 84:949-955, 2008; PMCID: PMC2641012.

Takahashi Y, Moiseyev G, Ablonczy Z, Chen Y, Crouch RK, and Ma JX. Identification of novel palmitylation site in RPE65 essential for its membrane association and isomerohydrolase activity of RPE65. J Biol Chem 284:3211-3218, 2009; PMCID: PMC2631947.

Thurman JM, Renner B, Kunchithapautham K, Ferreira VP, Pangburn MK, Ablonczy Z, Tomlinson S, Holers VM, and Rohrer B. Oxidative stress renders retinal pigment epithelial cells susceptible to complement-mediated injury. J Biol Chem 284:16939-16947, 2009; PMCID: PMC2719331.

Ablonczy Z, Prakasam A, Fant J, Fauq A, Crosson CE, and Sambamurti K. Pigment epithelium-derived factor maintains retinal pigment epithelium function by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor-R2 signaling through γ-secretase. J Biol Chem 284:30177-30186, 2009; PMCID: PMC2781573.

Lara-Castillo N, Ahmed M, Noda K, Nakao S, She H, Frimmel S, Zandi S, Ablonczy Z, and Hafezi-Moghadam A. Atrial natriuretic peptide reduces vascular leakage and choroidal neovascularization. Am J Physiol 175:2343-2350, 2009; PMCID: PMC2789643.

Chinnakkannu P, Samanna V, Cheng G, Ablonczy Z, Baicu CF, Bethard JR, Menick DR, Kuppuswamy D, and Cooper 4th G. Site-specific microtubule-associated protein 4 dephosphorylation causes microtubule network densification in pressure overload cardiac hypertrophy. J Biol Chem 285:21837-21848, 2010; PMCID: PMC22898445.

Prakasam A, Muthuswamy A, Ablonczy Z, Greig NH, Fauq A, Rao JK, Pappolla MA, and Sambamurti K. Differential accumulation of secreted AβPP metabolites in ocular fluids. J Alz Dis 20:1243-1253, 2010; PMID: 20413851.

Gutierrez DB, Blakeley L, Goletz PW, Schey KL, Hanneken A, Koutalos Y, Crouch RK, and Ablonczy Z. Mass spectrometry provides accurate and sensitive quantitation of A2E. Photochem Photobiol Sci 9:1513-1519, 2010; PMCID: PMC3013054.

Truscott RJW, Comte-Walters S, Ablonczy Z, Schwacke JH, Berry Y, Korlimbinis A, Friedrich M, and Schey KL. Tight binding of proteins to membranes from older human cells. Age (Dordr) 33:543-554, 2011; PMID: 21181282.

Grey AC, Crouch RK, Koutalos Y, Schey KI, and Ablonczy Z. Spacial localization of A2E in the retinal pigment epithelium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:3926-3933, 2011; PMCID: PMC23175942.

Ablonczy Z, Liu Y, Dahrouj M, Tang PH, Sambamurti K, Marmorstein AD, and Crosson CE. Human retinal pigment epithelium cells as functional models for the RPE in vivo. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:8614-8620, 2011; PMCID: PMC3208409.

Ablonczy Z, Gutierrez DB, Grey AC, Schey KL, and Crouch RK. Molecule-specific imaging and quantitation of A2E in the RPE. Adv Exp Med Biol 723:75-81, 2012; PMID: 22183318.

Boyer NP, Higbee D, Currin MB, Blakeley LR, Chen C, Ablonczy Z, Crouch RK, and Koutalos Y. Lipofuscin and N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine (A2E) accumulate in the retinal pigment epithelium in the absence of light exposure: their origin is 11-cis retinal. J Biol Chem 287:22276-22286, 2012; PMCID: PMC3381188.

Boyer NP, Tang PH, Higbee D, Ablonczy Z, Crouch RK, and Koutalos Y. Lipofuscin and A2E accumulate with age in the retinal pigment epithelium of Nrl-/- mice. Photochem Photobiol (in press), 2012; PMID: 22417141.

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