Glycobiological Approach to Control of Retinal Degeneration
Medical treatment of degenerative disorders of the central nervous system has been attempted using a number of neurotrophic agents. In the rat retina, direct injection of growth factors or neurotrophic factors into the eye delays photoreceptor degeneration in inherited retinal dystrophy (Faktorovich et al., 1990) and light damage (Faktorovich et al., 1992). Although a combination of different factors enhances the degree of photoreceptor survival (LaVail et al., 1992), the effects of other types of agents should be examined to determine the perfect combination.
KeywordsPhotoreceptor Cell Retinal Degeneration Outer Nuclear Layer Maltose Binding Protein Inner Nuclear Layer
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