Deficit of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in the vitreous fluid of diabetic patients: possible role in the development of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
- Published Article
American Diabetes Association
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2002
The significantly higher SLI in the vitreous fluid than in plasma detected in nondiabetic control subjects supports the concept that somatostatin plays a relevant role in retinal homeostasis. In addition, the intravitreous deficit of SLI observed in diabetic patients with PDR suggests that it might contribute to the process of retinal neovascularization.
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