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by Matthew M. LaVail,Joe G. Hollyfield,Robert E. Anderson




The topics in this volume explore the etiology, cellular mechanisms, epidemiology, genetics, models and potential therapeutic measures for the blinding diseases of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.Special focus is highlighted in the areas of Mechanisms of Photoreceptor Degeneration and Cell Death (extremely important because very little is known how or why photoreceptors die in these diseases, despite an abundance of genetic information), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (with several novel approaches to its analysis), Usher Syndrome (the most severe form of retinitis pigmentosa, which includes an early or congenital loss of hearing along with blindness), and Gene Therapy. In addition, the section on Basic Science Related to Retinal Degeneration is particularly strong with several laboratories reporting on new discoveries in the area of outer segment phagocytosis, a key component of photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelial cell interactions in normal and degenerating retinas.
Download Retinal Degenerations: Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) epub
ISBN: 0306477815
ISBN13: 978-0306477812
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: Matthew M. LaVail,Joe G. Hollyfield,Robert E. Anderson
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2003 edition (October 31, 2003)
Pages: 467 pages
ePUB size: 1778 kb
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