Mol Brain 2020 May 25; 13(1):81
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss. Ocular hypertension is a major risk factor for glaucoma and recent work has demonstrated critical early neuroinflammatory insults occur in the optic nerve head following ocular hypertension. Microglia and infiltrating monocytes are likely candidates to drive these neuroinflammatory insults. However, the exact molecular identity / transcriptomic profile of microglia following ocular hypertensive insults is unknown. To elucidate the molecular identity of microglia after long-term exposure to ocular hypertension, we used a mouse model of glaucoma (DBA/2 J). We performed RNA-sequencing of microglia mRNA from the optic nerve head at a time point following ocular hypertensive insults, but preceding detectable neurodegeneration (with microglia identified as being CD45
Tribble, James R; Harder, Jeffrey M.; Williams, Pete A; and John, Simon W M, "Ocular hypertension suppresses homeostatic gene expression in optic nerve head microglia of DBA/2 J mice." (2020). Faculty Research 2020. 86.