Vision Research Protocols

  • P. Elizabeth Rakoczy

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chooi-May Lai
    Pages 1-30
  3. Debora B. Farber, Leonid E. Lerner, Andrea S. Viczian
    Pages 31-43
  4. Xian-Jie Yang
    Pages 45-69
  5. Ann H. Milam
    Pages 71-88
  6. Piroska Elizabeth Rakoczy
    Pages 89-104
  7. William W. Hauswirth, Lynn C. Shaw, Patrick O. Whalen, Jason J. Fritz, D. Alan White, Alfred S. Lewin
    Pages 105-124
  8. Fong-Qi Liang, Vibha Anand, Albert M. Maguire, Jean Bennett
    Pages 125-139
  9. Karl G. Csaky
    Pages 141-155
  10. Fabienne Rolling
    Pages 157-170
  11. Xian-Jie Yang
    Pages 171-190
  12. Abha R. Gupta, Nadine S. Dejneka, Albert M. Maguire, Jean Bennett
    Pages 191-214
  13. T. Michael Redmond
    Pages 215-236
  14. Michael Danciger
    Pages 237-250
  15. Susan M. Downes, Chong N. H. Victor, Alan C. Bird
    Pages 251-305
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 307-320

About this book


Much fascinating and valuable research has been devoted to the molecular biology of the eye, its various structures, and its innervation this past decade. In Vision Research Protocols, Elizabeth Rakoczy and a team of leading clinical and experimental scientists describe in step-by-step detail the key techniques essential to effective molecular biological research in ophthalmology and optometry. These readily reproducible methods are adapted to the special requirements of vision research, with coverage that ranges from the most basic to the most sophisticated technologies. Included are methods for the downregulation of gene expression, new gene therapy techniques, and for the development of transgenic and knockout animal models for testing novel therapies. The book details the three most popular viral delivery vehicles--recombinant adeno, adeno-associated, and retroviruses-as well as the major delivery methods for the most widely used animal models.
Eminently accessible and clinically relevant, Vision Research Protocols provides experimental and biomedical investigators in ophthalmology and optometry with a rich panoply of the most powerful tools with which to ask--and answer--all the important questions emerging from the dramatically advancing work on vision research today.

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Elizabeth Rakoczy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Lions Eye InstituteUniversity of Western AustraliaNedlands, Perth

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-837-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-085-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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