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Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse

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Overview

Recent years have seen a burst of studies on the mouse eye and visual system, fueled in large part by the relatively recent ability to produce mice with precisely defined changes in gene sequence. Mouse models have contributed to a wide range of scientific breakthroughs for a number of ocular and neurological diseases and have allowed researchers to address fundamental issues that were difficult to approach with other experimental models. This comprehensive guide to current research captures the first wave of studies in the field, with fifty-nine chapters by leading scholars that demonstrate the usefulness of mouse models as a bridge between experimental and clinical research. The opening chapters introduce the mouse as a species and research model, discussing such topics as the mouse's evolutionary history and the mammalian visual system. Subsequent sections explore more specialized subjects, considering optics, psychophysics, and the visual behaviors of mice; the organization of the adult mouse eye and central visual system; the development of the mouse eye (including comparisons to human development); the development and plasticity of retinal projections and visuotopic maps; mouse models for human eye disease (including glaucoma and cataracts); and the application of advanced genomic technologies (including gene therapy and genetic knockouts) to the mouse visual system. Readers of this unique reference will see that the study of mouse models has already demonstrated real translational prowess in vision research.

The MIT Press

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Editorial Reviews

The Quarterly Review of Biology - Markus Meister

This timely book provides an outstanding resource for both beginners and experts.... Of particular note is the book's final section on advanced techniques,
which is filled with practical 'how-to' advice. Be warned: your colleagues down the hall will borrow this book shamelessly. My copy went missing more than once.

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"This timely book provides an outstanding resource for both beginners and experts....

Of particular note is the book's final section on advanced techniques, which is filled with practical 'how-to' advice. Be warned: your colleagues down the hall will borrow this book shamelessly. My copy went missing more than once." Markus Meister The Quarterly Review ofBiology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262033817
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2008
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo M. Chalupa is Vice President for Research and Professor of Pharmacology and
Physiology at George Washington University.

Robert W. Williams is Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Dunavant Chair of Developmental Genetics in Pediatrics and the University of
Tennessee. He is codirector of the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics at the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center and founding director of the Complex
Trait Consortium.

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