Retinal Degenerations

Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy

  • Matthew M. LaVail
  • Joe G. Hollyfield
  • Robert E. Anderson
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 533)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Stephen P. Daiger, Lori S. Sullivan, Sara J. Bowne, Avril Kennan, Peter Humphries, David G. Birch et al.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Avril Kennan, Aileen Aherne, Sara J. Bowne, Stephen P. Daiger, G. Jane Farrar, Paul F. Kenna et al.
    Pages 13-18
  4. Patsy M. Nishina, Jürgen K. Naggert
    Pages 29-34
  5. R.S. Ramesar, L. Roberts, G. Rebello, R. Goliath, A. Vorster, A. September et al.
    Pages 35-40
  6. Anthony G. Robson, Catherine Egan, Graham E. Holder, Alan C. Bird, Fred W. Fitzke
    Pages 41-47
  7. N. Lodha, C. A. Westall, M. Brent, M. Abdolell, E. Héon
    Pages 49-57
  8. Fernanda B. O. Porto, Isabelle Perrault, David Hicks, Jean-Michel Rozet, Noëlle Hanoteau, Sylvain Hanein et al.
    Pages 59-68
  9. Isabelle Perrault, Sylvie Gerber, Sylvain Hanein, Serge Picaud, Jean-Michel Rozet, Jean-Louis Dufier et al.
    Pages 69-77
  10. Joe G. Hollyfield, Robert G. Salomon, John W. Crabb
    Pages 83-89
  11. Kimberly A. Howes, Jeanne M. Frederick, Alexander Marks, Wolfgang Baehr
    Pages 91-96
  12. Jian Hua Qi, Quteba Ebrahem, Bela Anand-Apte
    Pages 97-105
  13. Concepcion Lillo, Junko Kitamoto, Xinran Liu, Elizabeth Quint, Karen P. Steel, David S. Williams
    Pages 143-150
  14. Tania Slatter, Sassan M. Azarian, Scott Tebbutt, Marion Maw, David S. Williams
    Pages 151-155
  15. Joseph C. Besharse, Sheila A. Baker, Katherine Luby-Phelps, Gregory J. Pazour
    Pages 157-164
  16. Jacque L. Duncan, Haidong Yang, Douglas Vollrath, Douglas Yasumura, Michael T. Matthes, Nikolaus Trautmann et al.
    Pages 165-172
  17. Sherry Ball, Brett Hanzlicek, Melissa Blum, Machelle Pardue
    Pages 181-188
  18. Janet R. Sparrow, Bolin Cai, Nate Fishkin, Young Pyo Jang, Sonja Krane, Heidi R. Vollmer et al.
    Pages 205-211
  19. Elliott Brill, Sujatha Patnala, Janis Lem, Martin Obin
    Pages 213-219
  20. Baerbel Rohrer, Zsolt Ablonczy, Sergei Znoiko, Michael Redmond, Jian-Xing Ma, Rosalie Crouch.
    Pages 221-227
  21. M. Soledad Cortina, William C. Gordon, Walter J. Lukiw, Nicolas G. Bazan
    Pages 229-240
  22. Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, Neal Williams, Scott Geller, Jonathan Stone
    Pages 241-248
  23. Robert B. Barlow, Bart Farell, Mukhtar Khan
    Pages 259-267
  24. Colin J. Barnstable, Man Li, Rajini Reddy, Tamas L. Horvath
    Pages 269-275
  25. Marion S. Eckmiller
    Pages 277-285
  26. Dayna T. Akey, Xuemei Zhu, Michael Dyer, Amin Li, Adam Sorensen, Taeko Fukada-Kamitani et al.
    Pages 287-295
  27. Donald Lee, Scott Geller, Natalie Walsh, Krisztina Valter, Doug Yasumura, Michael Matthes et al.
    Pages 297-302
  28. Quansheng Xi, Gayle J.T. Pauer, Karen A. West, John W. Crabb, Stephanie A. Hagstrom
    Pages 303-308
  29. Sakae Ikeda, Akihiro Ikeda, Jürgen K. Naggert, Patsy M. Nishina
    Pages 309-314
  30. Joyce Tombran-Tink, Nuria Lara, Arvind Chappa, Amber R. Tink, Lincoln V. Johnson, Michelle Staples
    Pages 315-326
  31. Machelle T. Pardue, Christian Grimm, Andreas Wenzel, Charlotte E. Remé
    Pages 327-330
  32. Michael O. Hall, Brian J. Agnew, Toshka A. Abrams, Barry L. Burgess
    Pages 331-336
  33. Hiroshi Tomita, Eriko Sugano, Toshiaki Abe, Asahi Yamashita, Makoto Tamai
    Pages 343-346
  34. M. Carter Cornwall, Efthymia Tsina, Rosalie K. Crouch, Barbara Wiggert, Chunhe Chen, Yiannis Koutalos
    Pages 353-360
  35. Aimin Li, Xuemei Zhu, Bruce Brown, Cheryl M. Craft
    Pages 361-368
  36. Raju V. S. Rajala, Mark E. McClellan, John D. Ash, Robert E. Anderson
    Pages 369-376
  37. Muna I. Naash, Xi-Qin Ding, Chibo Li, John O’Brien, Muayyad R. Al-Ubaidi
    Pages 377-383
  38. Dino Petrin, Adam Baker, Jennifer Brousseau, Stuart Coupland, Peter Liston, William W. Hauswirth et al.
    Pages 385-393

About these proceedings


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew M. LaVail
    • 1
  • Joe G. Hollyfield
    • 2
  • Robert E. Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Beckman Vision CenterUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Cole Eye InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Dean A. McGee Eye InstituteUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4909-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0067-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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