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Unrevealing the role of lacritin in eye disease: An updated systematic review


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Introduction: Lacritin is a potential human tear glycoprotein for treating some diseases involving eye such as bacterial corneal ulcers. However, the specific role of lacritin in improving the condition of eye diseases is still not known with certainty. The purpose of this study is to review the role of lacritin in eye diseases.

Methods: This study used literature from January 2001 until June 2023 according to the (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The literature was from electronic databases; PubMed, PubMed, WileyOnline, Science Direct, and Google Scholar. Full-text articles that evaluate the lacritin effect on bacterial corneal ulcers were included in this systematic review.

Results: A total of 26 studies were included in this review. Lacritin has a potential role in ZO1 expression (ZO1 is a type of protein structure in tight junction), which is essential for the corneal epithelium's structural integrity. Lacritin also induces tear protein secretion, which is an essential step in corneal ulcer healing.

Conclusion: Lacritin is potentially important in alternative modalities for bacterial corneal ulcers. However, a further study investigating the lacritin effect in corneal healing is suggested.


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Eka, H., Ichsan, A. M., Massi, M. N., Muhiddin, H. S., SU, S., Umar, B. T., Miskad, U., & Zairuddin, A. A. (2024). Unrevealing the role of lacritin in eye disease: An updated systematic review. Bali Medical Journal, 13(1), 564–576.




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