Journal article

Muscarinic receptor protein expression in the ocular tissues of the chick during normal and myopic eye development

KA Vessey, CL Cottriall, NA McBrien

DEVELOPMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2002

Abstract

Muscarinic receptor signalling has been implicated in both the embryonic and postnatal development of ocular structures as well as in myopic eye growth. A radioligand binding assay was used to determine whether changes in muscarinic receptor density and/or affinity occurred in the chick retina, choroid and sclera during early post-hatching development or with the induction of myopia. Specific receptor binding sites were saturable with increasing concentrations of the muscarinic receptor ligand [3H]N-methyl-scopolamine in the retina and choroid but not in the sclera. In normal eyes, binding density in the retina was not altered from age P5 to P10 (447+/-14 vs. 411+/-13 fmol/mg of protein, P=0..

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