Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| A Ribozyme Rescue Strategy for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration|
John M. Sullivan
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| January 2020 -
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In common dry age-related macular degeneration (dAMD) and orphan juvenile macular degeneration (JMD) (e.g., Stargardt) cellular and biochemical debris accumulates within and beneath the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). These diseases reflect naturally occurring circadian shedding of rod and cone photoreceptor (PR) outer segment tips, and phagocytosis and lysosomal digestion by RPE cells. In the human parafovea, where dAMD and JMD starts, a single RPE cell underlies and supports about 30-35 rods...
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