Ocular Transporters In Ophthalmic Diseases And Drug Delivery

Ophthalmology Research

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
  • Colin J. Barnstable

Part of the Ophthalmology Research book series (OPHRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Transport in the Anterior Segment

    1. Peter S. Reinach, José E. Capó-Aponte, Stefan Mergler, Kathryn S. Pokorny
      Pages 17-46
  3. Transporters of the Ciliary Epithelium

    1. Chi-wai Do, Chi-wing Kong, Chu-yan Chan, Mortimer M. Civan, Chi-ho To
      Pages 61-86
  4. Lens Transporters

    1. Paul J. Donaldson, Julie Lim
      Pages 89-110
    2. Nicholas A. Delamere, Shigeo Tamiya
      Pages 111-123
  5. Transport Across the Blood–Retinal Barrier

  6. Transport Across the Retinal Pigment Epithelium

    1. Adnan Dibas, Thomas Yorio
      Pages 157-184
    2. Paul A. Constable, John G. Lawrenson, N. Joan Abbott
      Pages 235-253
  7. Transporters in the Retina

    1. Paul P. M. Schnetkamp, Yoskiyuki Shibukawa, Haider F. Altimimi, Tashi G. Kinjo, Pratikhya Pratikhya, Kyeong Jing Kang et al.
      Pages 257-273
    2. Vijay Sarthy, David Pow
      Pages 275-292
  8. Genetic Variants of Ocular Transporters

  9. Ocular Drug Delivery

    1. Sriram Gunda, Sudharshan Hariharan, Nanda Mandava, Ashim K. Mitra
      Pages 399-413
    2. Swita Raghava, Gaurav Goel, Uday B. Kompella
      Pages 415-435
    3. Vadivel Ganapathy, Sudha Ananth, Sylvia B. Smith, Pamela M. Martin
      Pages 437-450
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 459-467

About this book


This exceptionally important new work represents recent discoveries and advancements in the study of ocular transporters and their roles in ocular physiology, pathology, and drug delivery. Transporters are found on the membranes of cells and play a key role in transmitting signals between cells. In Ocular Transporters in Ophthalmic Diseases and Drug Delivery, a panel of distinguished authors discusses all the latest developments in the study of ocular transporters. Focusing on the molecular characteristics, localization, and substrate specificities in various compartments of the eye, this volume discusses how transporters regulate the clarity of the cornea and lens, the movements of fluids across the ciliary epithelium, and the transport of nutrients across the retinal pigment epithelium. It also provides an in-depth look at how mutations or dysfunction of specific transporters can contribute to various disorders in the eye, including blindness, and provides readers with potential targets and strategies to allow safe passage of therapeutic drugs into the eye. Ocular Transporters in Ophthalmic Diseases and Drug Delivery is the first text book in this field and offers up-to-date information to clinicians, research scientists in academia, and the pharmaceutical industry. This work has clinical implications for drug development and therapeutic drug delivery, making it an invaluable resource for readers.


Biology Diagnostics Ocular Therapeutics Transporters glycoprotein molecular mechanisms regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
    • 1
  • Colin J. Barnstable
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neural andBehavioral SciencesPenn State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA

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