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Comparative Study of Cathepsin D and S in Rat IPE and RPE Cells

  • Hiroshi Tomita
  • Eriko Sugano
  • Toshiaki Abe
  • Asahi Yamashita
  • Makoto Tamai
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 533)

Abstract

We previously reported about the phagocytic activity of RPE and IPE cells (Sukuragi et al., 2001). We suggested that IPE cells have a phagocytic activity the same as RPE cells and that possibility IPE cells could be utilized for the treatment of patients with AMD as substitution for RPE transplantation (Abe et al., 1999; 2000). However, lysosomal function in IPE cells, which is the final process of phagocytosis, is not well documented.

Keywords

Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Phagocytic Activity Ascaris Lumbricoides Lysosomal Function mRNA Purification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Tomita
  • Eriko Sugano
  • Toshiaki Abe
  • Asahi Yamashita
  • Makoto Tamai
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTohoku University School of MedicineMiyagiJapan

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