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Endothelins Inhibit Osmotic Swelling of Rat Retinal Glial and Bipolar Cells by Activation of Growth Factor Signaling

Vogler, Stefanie ; Grosche, Antje ; Pannicke, Thomas ; Wiedemann, Peter ; Reichenbach, Andreas ; Bringmann, Andreas


Water accumulation in retinal glial (Muller) and neuronal cells resulting in cellular swelling contributes to the development of retinal edema and neurodegeneration. Here, we show that endothelin-1 (ET-1) dose-dependently inhibits the hypoosmotic swelling of Muller cells in freshly isolated retinal slices of control and diabetic rats, with a maximal inhibition at 100 nM. Osmotic Muller cell ...


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