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The Molecular Basis of Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Glaucoma

  • Zheng Zhang
  • Ningli WangEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 1)

Abstract

All biochemical activities accompany with energy exchange [1]. Fabulously, the oxygen consumption per tissue weight in the retina is one of the highest in the human body. Therefore, retinal tissue is heavily dependent on mitochondria for energy supplement. Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have been estimated to have more mitochondria than any other neurons in the central nervous system (CNS).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key LaboratoryBeijingChina

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