Functional changes in inner retinal neurons in animal models of photoreceptor degeneration

Theresa Puthussery, W. Rowland Taylor

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Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that result in the death of rod and cone photoreceptors. There is now abundant evidence to suggest that inner retinal neurons, particularly the bipolar and horizontal cells, undergo significant morphological changes and changes in neurotransmitter receptor expression in response to photoreceptor degeneration. Some of these alterations could impact the choice and success of intervention strategies for these conditions, and it is therefore necessary to understand the timing and nature of any functional deficits resulting from degenerative changes. This paper will review the evidence for functional alterations in the inner retina in animal models of (RP), with particular emphasis on the bipolar and ganglion cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Degenerative Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationLaboratory and Therapeutic Investigations
EditorsRobert Anderson, Nawajes Mandal, Joe Hollyfield, Matthew LaVail
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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