Craig E. Crosson, PhD

Dr. Crosson is Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also Director of the Ola B. Williams Glaucoma Therapeutic Development Center and Senior Associate Dean for Research at MUSC. His research interests include ischemia, neovascularization, and neuroprotection. Current research in his laboratory is targeting pharmacological treatment for elevated intraocular pressure, retinal degenerations and macular edema.

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Suppression of Acid Sphingomyelinase Protects the Retina from Ischemic Injury.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Aug 1;57(10):4476-84

Authors: Fan J, Wu BX, Crosson CE

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Ischemic preconditioning, retinal neuroprotection and histone deacetylase activities.

Exp Eye Res. 2016 May;146:269-75

Authors: Fan J, Alsarraf O, Chou CJ, Yates PW, Goodwin NC, Rice DS, Crosson CE

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Progressive Early Breakdown of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Function in Hyperglycemic Rats.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 May 1;57(6):2706-13

Authors: Desjardins DM, Yates PW, Dahrouj M, Liu Y, Crosson CE, Ablonczy Z

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Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Restores Retinal Pigment Epithelium Function in Hyperglycemia.

PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0162596

Authors: Desjardins D, Liu Y, Crosson CE, Ablonczy Z


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Receptor mediated disruption of retinal pigment epithelium function in acute glycated-albumin exposure.

Exp Eye Res. 2015 Aug;137:50-6

Authors: Dahrouj M, Desjardins DM, Liu Y, Crosson CE, Ablonczy Z

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Lack of Acid Sphingomyelinase Induces Age-Related Retinal Degeneration.

PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0133032

Authors: Wu BX, Fan J, Boyer NP, Jenkins RW, Koutalos Y, Hannun YA, Crosson CE


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Acetylation: A lysine modification with neuroprotective effects in ischemic retinal degeneration.

Exp Eye Res. 2014 Jul 23;

Authors: Alsarraf O, Fan J, Dahrouj M, Chou CJ, Menick DR, Crosson CE

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Vascular endothelial growth factor modulates the function of the retinal pigment epithelium in vivo.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Feb 18;

Authors: Dahrouj M, Alsarraf O, McMillin JC, Liu Y, Crosson CE, Ablonczy Z

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Acetylation Preserves Retinal Ganglion Cell Structure and Function in a Chronic Model of Ocular Hypertension.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014;55(11):7486-7493

Authors: Alsarraf O, Fan J, Dahrouj M, Chou CJ, Yates PW, Crosson CE


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Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Decreases Outflow Facility.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Sep 12;

Authors: Rogers ME, Navarro ID, Perkumas KM, Niere SM, Allingham RR, Crosson CE, Stamer WD

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Essential roles of grp94 in gut homeostasis via chaperoning canonical Wnt pathway.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 9;

Authors: Liu B, Staron M, Hong F, Wu BX, Sun S, Morales C, Crosson CE, Tomlinson S, Kim I, Wu D, Li Z

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Inhibition of HDAC2 Protects the Retina From Ischemic Injury.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013;54(6):4072-80

Authors: Fan J, Alsarraf O, Dahrouj M, Platt KA, Chou CJ, Rice DS, Crosson CE


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C-type natriuretic peptide protects the retinal pigment epithelium against advanced glycation end-product-induced barrier dysfunction.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Oct 19;

Authors: Dahrouj M, Alsarraf O, Liu Y, Crosson CE, Ablonczy Z

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Preservation of retina ganglion cell function by morphine in a chronic ocular-hypertensive rat model.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012;53(7):4289-98

Authors: Husain S, Abdul Y, Crosson CE


Influence of race and age on aqueous humor levels of transforming growth factor-beta 2 in glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Oct;27(5):477-80

Authors: Trivedi RH, Nutaitis M, Vroman D, Crosson CE

Bradykinin activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases in human trabecular meshwork cells.

Exp Eye Res. 2011 Jun;92(6):495-501

Authors: Webb JG, Yang X, Crosson CE

Opioid receptor activation: suppression of ischemia/reperfusion-induced production of TNF-α in the retina.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr;52(5):2577-83

Authors: Husain S, Liou GI, Crosson CE

Human retinal pigment epithelium cells as functional models for the RPE in vivo.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52(12):8614-20

Authors: Ablonczy Z, Dahrouj M, Tang PH, Liu Y, Sambamurti K, Marmorstein AD, Crosson CE


Inhibition of histone deacetylase protects the retina from ischemic injury.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Jul;51(7):3639-45

Authors: Crosson CE, Mani SK, Husain S, Alsarraf O, Menick DR