Researchers create First ever Map of more than 4000 Proteins of the Eye
Researchers from the University of IOWA have come up with a detailed molecular map of the eye with vision loss disease. This development could help devise a new form of treatment for vision loss disease or macular degeneration.
The map provides an up-to-date detail about the proteins that are present in the choroid, a region of the human eye that is linked with vision loss diseases. The researchers who did the study claimed that looking at the difference in the abundance of protein could help them to identify which proteins are responsible for playing a critical role in vision loss and eye disease, thus helping them in treatment development.
Assistant professor in ophthalmology at the UI, Vinit Mahajan, emphasized that a molecular map as such can give clues about why certain, particular areas of the choroid are more sensitive to vision diseases as well as where one can target new therapies and why.
A post-doctoral researcher in ophthalmology at the UI, Jessica Skeie, said that the identification of thousands of proteins that make the regions unique furthermore has helped them to explain why certain genes are involved in macular degeneration and how they can be used in the development of new treatment methods.
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