HOW DOES GLUCOSE PROTECT THE RETINA AND OPTIC NERVE AGAINST ISCHAEMIA?

Grant number: 626964 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Raised blood sugar levels are generally considered to be bad for nerve cells, especially those in the eye. But we have made a groundbreaking discovery finding that in the short-term, sugar can rescue nerve cells in the eye from death caused by lack of blood flow. In this project we will investigate how this remarkable effect is achieved.

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