Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Recent Advances In Retinal Degeneration

Editors: Anderson, Robert E., LaVail, Matthew M, Hollyfield, Joe G. (Eds.)

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  • Covers key topics including Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Retinal Degenerations is the result of The International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration which has become perhaps the most important research meeting in the field. The topics in this volume explore the etiology, cellular mechanisms, epidemiology, generics, models and potential therapeutic measures for the blinding diseases of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

Special focus is highlighted in the areas of Mechanisms of Photoreceptor Degeneration and Cell Death (extremely important because very little is known how or why photoreceptors die in these diseases, despite an abundance of genetic information), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (with several novel approaches to its analysis), Usher Syndrome (the most severe form of retinitis pigmentosa, which includes an early of congenital loss of hearing along with blindness), and Gene Therapy. In addition, the section on Basic Science Related to Retinal Degeneration is particularly strong with several laboratories reporting on new discoveries in the area of outer segment phagocytosis, a key component of photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelial cell interactions in normal and degenerating retinas.

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"This edited book is the proceedings of the symposium on Retinal Degeneration … . The purpose is to disseminate the latest research findings in the field of retinal degenerations from the symposium participants … . The book is written for scientists and trainees in the field of retinal degenerations. The editors are experts in this field and many of the chapter authors are experts in their respective areas. … This is a must-have reference for the shelf of scientists interested in retinal degeneration." (Artur V Cideciyan, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2008)


Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)
  • Curing Blindness with Stem Cells: Hope, Reality, and Challenges

    Adler, Ruben

    Pages 3-20

  • Retinal Degenerations: Planning for the Future

    Berson, Eliot L.

    Pages 21-35

  • Neurotrophins Induce Neuroprotective Signaling in the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell by Activating the Synthesis nl of the Anti-inflammatory and Anti-apoptotic Neuroprotectin D1

    Bazan, Nicolas G.

    Pages 39-44

  • On the Role of CNTF as a Pontential Therapy for Retinal Degeneration: Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

    Beltran, William A.

    Pages 45-51

  • Nanoceria Particles Prevent ROI-Induced Blindness

    Chen, Junping (et al.)

    Pages 53-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recent Advances In Retinal Degeneration
Editors
  • Robert E. Anderson
  • Matthew M LaVail
  • Joe G. Hollyfield
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
613
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74904-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74904-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74902-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2577-0
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 424
Number of Illustrations
114 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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