Cochlin deposits in the trabecular meshwork of the glaucomatous DBA/2J mouse

Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, Suresh P. Annangudi, Robert G. Salomon, Rachel W. Kuchtey, Neal S. Peachey, John W. Crabb

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Cochlin deposits were observed in the trabecular meshwork (TM) of 8-month-old glaucomatous DBA/2J mice, coincident with the reported onset of increased intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage. An age-dependent increase in cochlin was observed up to 10 months of age and was paralleled by a decrease in type II collagen. Similar expression patterns exist in the TM of humans with primary open-angle glaucoma. Cochlin deposits, absent in non-glaucomatous mouse and human TM, may disrupt the TM extracellular matrix and obstruct aqueous humor circulation. Studies of DBA/2J mice offer promise for understanding the role cochlin may play in glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Eye Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochlin
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Trabecular meshwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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