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Kansas State University

Dr. Dingbo Lin



This is a photograph of Dingbo Lin  Dr. Dingbo Lin
  Research Assistant Professor
  Department of Human Nutrition
  134 Justin Hall
  Phone: (785) 532-0167
  e-mail: dingbo@ksu.edu






 

Mentor : Denis Medeiros, PhD

Head, Department of Nutrition
  Kansas State University

Dietary Supplements Protect Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells from Apoptosis

The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) maintains the health of the retina by providing structural and nutritional support, largely through gap junctions.  Hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress is a key mediator of retinal nerve injury in type 2 diabetes.  We use RPE cells and transgenic mice to determine the neuroprotective effects of phyto-chemicals against oxidative stress through rebalance of cellular energy homeostasis by gap junctions.