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Carreon T, van der Merwe E, Fellman RL, Johnstone M, Bhattacharya SK. Aqueous outflow - A continuum from trabecular meshwork to episcleral veins. Prog Retin Eye Res.  Mar; 57:108-133. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2016.12.004.  


Van der Merwe, E.L., Kidson, S.H. Wholemount imaging reveals abnormalities of the aqueous outflow pathway and corneal vascularity in Foxc1 and Bmp4 heterozygous mice. Exp Eye Res 146:293-303 doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 Apr 9.

Johnson, O., Marais, S.,  Walters, J., Van der Merwe, E.L., Alagaili, A.N., Mohammed, O.B., Bennett, N.C., Kotzé, S.H. The distribution of mucous secreting cells in the gastrointestinal tracts of three small rodents from Saudi Arabia: Acomys dimidiatus, Meriones rex and Meriones libycus. Acta Histochem 118:118-128. 


Naidoo, V., Lang, D.M., Van der Merwe, E.L. Addressing the Challenges of Multi-Immunofluorescent Deep Tissue Imaging of Islets and Vasculature in the Rat Pancreas. J Mol Biol & Mol Imaging. 2(3): 1022.  http://austinpublishinggroup.com/molecular-biology/all-issues.php  


Van der Merwe, E.L., Kidson, S.H. The three-dimensional organisation of the post-trabecular aqueous outflow pathway and limbal vasculature in the mouse. Exp Eye Res 125:226-235 


Boonzaaier, J., Van der Merwe, E.L., Bennett, N.C., Kotze, S.H. Comparative Gastrointestinal Morphology of Three Small Mammalian Insectivores: Acomys spinosissimus, Crocidura cyanea and Amblysomus hottentotus. J Morphol  274:615-626.

Boonzaaier, J., Van der Merwe, E.L., Bennett, N.C., Kotze, S.H. A Comparative Histochemical Study of the Distribution of Mucins in the Gastrointestinal Tracts of Three Insectivorous Mammals. Acta Histochem 115:549-556.


Kotzé, S.H., Van der Merwe E.L., Bennett, N.C., O.’Riain, M.J. The comparative anatomy of the abdominal gastrointestinal tract of six species of African mole-rats.  J. Morphol. 271:50-56. 

Van der Merwe, E.L. and Kidson, S.H. Advances in imaging the blood and aqueous vessels of the ocular limbus. Exp. Eye Res. 91, 118-126. 


Kotzé, S.H., Van der Merwe E.L., Ndou, R., O.’Riain, M.J.,  Bennett, N.C.  The colonic groove or furrow: A comparative morphological study of six species of African mole-rats (Rodentia, Bathyegidae). J Morphol 270:966-975.

Schmidt, C.A.P., Bezuidenhout, D. , Beck, M., Van der Merwe, E.  Zilla, P. And Davies, N. Rapid three-dimensional visualization of VEGF-induced scaffold neovascularization by micro-CT.  Biomaterials 30, 5959-5968 


Lecour, S, Van Der Merwe, E.L., Opie, L.H. and Sack, M.N. Ceramide attenuates hypoxic cell death via reactive oxygen species signaling.  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 47(1):158-163. 

Kotze S, Van der Merwe EL, O’Riain MJ. The topography and gross anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract of the Cape dune mole rat (Bathyergus suillus). Anat Histol Embryol 35, 259-264.

Woodman, Z.L., Schwager, S.L., Redelinghuys, P., Chubb, A.J., Van der Merwe, E.L., Ehlers, M.R. and Sturrock, E.D. Homologous substitution of ACE C-domain regions with N-domain sequences: Effect on processing, shedding, and catalytic properties. Biol Chem. 387(8),1043-1051.  


Chubb, A.J., Schwager, S.L., Van der Merwe, E., Ehler,s M.R., Sturrock ED Deletion of the cytoplasmic domain increases basal shedding of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Biochem Bioph Res Com 314,971-5.


Eberspaecher, U., Becker, A., Bringmann, P., Van der Merwe, L. Donner, P.  Immunohistochemical localization of Zona Pellucida Proteins ZPA, ZPB and ZPC in Human, Cynomolgus and Mouse Ovaries. Cell Tiss Res 303,277-287.


Young, G.O., Stemmet, N., Lastovica, A., Van der Merwe, E.L. Louw, J.A., Modlin, I.M., Marks, I.N. Helicobactor Pylori lipopolysaccharide stimulates gastric mucosal pepsinogen secretion. Aliment Pharm Therap 6, 169-177. 


Van der Horst, G., Visser, J., Van der Merwe, L. The ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Typhlonectes natans (Gymnophiona: Typhlonectidae). J Herpetol 25, 441-447.


Harper, I.S., Van der Merwe, E.L., Owen, P., Opie, L.H. Ultrastructural correlates of ischaemic contracture during subtotal ischaemia in the rat heart. J Exp Path 71, 257-268.


Van der Merwe, E.L., Harper, I.S., Owen, P., Lochner, A., Wynchank, S., Opie, L.H. Ultrastructural observations on the effects of different substrates on ischaemic contracture in global subtotal ischaemia in the rat heart. Basic Res Cardiol 82, Suppl. 2, (Cardiac energetics Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Implications) 285-287. 


Sanan, D.A., Van der Merwe, E.L. Comparison of the effects of immersion and perfusion fixation on the ultrastructure of mitochondria from severely ischaemic myocardium. S Afr J Sci 81, 564-570.


Edoute, Y., Van der Merwe, E.L., Sanan, D.A., Kotze, J.C.N., van Niekerk, I., Lochner, A. Normothermic ischaemic cardiac arrest and reperfusion of the isolated working rat heart: Effect of chlorpromazine on the functional, metabolic and morphological recovery. J Mol Cell Cardiol 15, 603-620.

Edoute, Y., Van der Merwe, E., Sanan, D., Kotze, J.C.N., Steinman, C., Lochner, A. Normothermic ischaemic cardiac arrest of the isolated working rat heart: Effects of time, reperfusion on myocardial ultrastructure, mitochondrial oxidative function and mechanical recovery. Circ Res 53, 663-678.