Dr Rosica Petrova

BSc, MSc, PhD

Research | Current

My interest lies in understanding the normal physiology of the ocular lens. In particular I study the functional role of a recently identified Aquaporin (AQP) 5 water channel and how it contributes for maintaining ocular lens transparency and cataractogenesis. 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Molecular biology, cloning, immunology, cell culture, protein purification, confocal microscopy, epifluorescence and DIC imaging, water permeability assay.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Nakazawa, Y., Donaldson, P. J., & Petrova, R. S. (2019). Verification and spatial mapping of TRPV1 and TRPV4 expression in the embryonic and adult mouse lens. Experimental eye research, 18610.1016/j.exer.2019.107707
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Donaldson
  • Petrova, R. S., Webb, K. F., Vaghefi, E., Walker, K., Schey, K. L., & Donaldson, P. J. (2018). Dynamic functional contribution of the water channel AQP5 to the water permeability of peripheral lens fiber cells. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 314 (2), C191-C201. 10.1152/ajpcell.00214.2017
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42227
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Donaldson, Ehsan Vaghefi
  • Schey, K. L., Petrova, R. S., Gletten, R. B., & Donaldson, P. J. (2017). The Role of Aquaporins in Ocular Lens Homeostasis. International journal of molecular sciences, 18 (12).10.3390/ijms18122693
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44792
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Donaldson
  • Petrova, R. S. (2016). The Water Permeability of Lens Fibre Cells: The Relative Role of AQP0 and AQP5 The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28571
  • Petrova, R. S., Schey, K. L., Donaldson, P. J., & Grey, A. C. (2015). Spatial distributions of AQP5 and AQP0 in embryonic and postnatal mouse lens development. Experimental Eye Research, 132, 124-135. 10.1016/j.exer.2015.01.011
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey, Paul Donaldson
  • Petrova, R., Grey, A., Walker, K., Webb, K., Schey, K., & Donaldson, P. (2013). Role of a third water channel AQP5 in the lens. Paper presented at HealthEx, Auckland, New Zealand. 13 September - 13 September 2013.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey, Paul Donaldson
  • Grey, A. C., Walker, K. L., Petrova, R. S., Han, J., Wilmarth, P. A., David, L. L., ... Schey, K. L. (2013). Verification and spatial localization of aquaporin-5 in the ocular lens. Experimental Eye Research, 108, 94-102. 10.1016/j.exer.2012.12.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey, Paul Donaldson
  • Petrova, R. S., Grey, A. C., De Iongh, R., Lovicu, F., Schey, K. L., & Donaldson, P. J. (2013). Comparison of AQP0 and AQP5 expression in embryonic, postnatal and adult mouse lenses. Paper presented at International Conference on the Lens, Kona, Hawaii, United States of America. 19 January - 24 January 2013.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey, Paul Donaldson

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M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 4, Room 401
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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