Causes Of Early Age Related Macular Degeneration

Grant number: 1061419 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017



Age Related Macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindess. In this project we will examine a possible cause for the development and progression of early AMD. In particular we will determine whether signaling of immune cells via receptors called purinergic receptors influences the removal of cellular debris as we age, predisposing people to the disease.

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