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Macular pigment in retinal health and disease

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Retina and Vitreous , August 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 159)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Macular pigment in retinal health and disease
Published in
International Journal of Retina and Vitreous , August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40942-016-0044-9
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Authors

Verônica Castro Lima, Richard B. Rosen, Michel Farah

Abstract

Lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoid pigments of the xanthophyll subclass, are present in high concentrations in the retina, especially in the macula. They work as a filter protecting the macula from blue light and also as a resident antioxidant and free radical scavenger to reduce oxidative stress-induced damage. Many observational and interventional studies have suggested that lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of various eye diseases, especially late forms of AMD. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that they could protect various ocular cells against oxidative damage. Recent research has shown that in addition to traditional mechanisms, lutein and zeaxanthin can influence the viability and function of cells through various signal pathways or transcription factors: for instance, they can affect immune responses and inflammation, and have anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor properties. This review covers the basic aspects and results of recent studies regarding the effects of lutein, zeaxanthin and other carotenoids, such as meso-zeaxanthin, on the eye in different clinical and experimental models and the management of various ocular diseases using these molecules.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 73 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 16%
Student > Master 9 12%
Professor 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 18 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 22 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2017.
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#1,815,175
of 19,281,482 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
#6
of 159 outputs
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#41,084
of 305,715 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
#2
of 8 outputs
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