Therapeutic Potential of Erythropoietin in Retinal and Optic Nerve Diseases

Author(s): Bekir Kucuk, Yakup Cevik, Ugur Acar, Gungor Sobaci.

Journal Name: CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - CNS & Neurological Disorders)

Volume 14 , Issue 9 , 2015

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Abstract:

Recent studies have shown that, in addition to its well-known erythropoietic effects, erythropoietin has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and neurotrophic effects in different tissues including the retina and optic nerve. In this review, we made a comprehensive search to define the therapeutic potential of erythropoietin in retinal and optic nerve diseases that lead to blindness.

Keywords: Erythropoietin, erythropoietic effect, neuroprotective, optic neuritis, optic nerve, retina.

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 9
Year: 2015
Page: [1225 - 1234]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1871527314666150821104800
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