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Research Article

Local Ischemia and Increased Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Following Ocular Dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Seema M. Thayil,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Thomas A. Albini,

    Affiliation: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Hossein Nazari,

    Affiliation: Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew A. Moshfeghi,

    Affiliation: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Jean-Marie A. Parel,

    Affiliation: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Narsing A. Rao,

    Affiliation: Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Petros C. Karakousis mail

    petros@jhmi.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028383

About the Authors

Seema M. Thayil, Petros C. Karakousis
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Thomas A. Albini, Andrew A. Moshfeghi, Jean-Marie A. Parel
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Hossein Nazari, Narsing A. Rao
Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Petros C. Karakousis
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: petros@jhmi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PCK TAA NR. Performed the experiments: SMT HN. Analyzed the data: PCK SMT TAA HN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PCK NR AM J-MAP. Wrote the paper: PCK TAA SMT AM.