Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-34541
Samardzija, M; Neuhauss, S C F; Joly, S; Kurz-Levin, M; Grimm, C (2010). Animal models for retinal degeneration. In: Pang, I-H; Clark, A F. Animal Models of Retinal Disease. New York, 51-79. ISBN 978-1-60761-540-8 (P) 978-1-60761-541-5 (E).
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Retinal degeneration is often used to describe a category of human eye diseases, which are characterized by photoreceptor loss leading to severe visual impairment and blindness. An important, yet heterogeneous group of such diseases is called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). To understand the molecular mechanisms of disease induction and progression and to develop therapeutical strategies for the preservation of vision in RP patients, appropriate animal models are used in many research laboratories worldwide. The largest category of models consists of mutant (spontaneous and genetically engineered) mice. However, in recent years, zebrafish has been established as a highly valuable tool for the study of various biological problems, including retinal degeneration. In this review, we summarize the currently available mouse and zebrafish models to study retinal degeneration and give a short overview about recent developments in the field.
|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic|
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2010 17:03|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2012 21:52|
|Publisher:||The Humana Press Inc|
|ISSN:||0893-2336 (P) 1940-6045 (E)|
|ISBN:||978-1-60761-540-8 (P) 978-1-60761-541-5 (E)|
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