The Microenvironment and Vision

The Microenvironment and Vision

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The Microenvironment and Vision by Joel B. Sheffield

Well-known experts explore various aspects of the cellular environment of the retina, lens and cornea during normal and diseased states, including: - the extracellular matrix during corneal and vascular development; - the assessment of light damage from the environment and routine eye examinations; - the sources of oxidative damage and cellular protective measures; - the role of vitamin E therapy in retinopathy of prematurity. Professionals in ocular science, cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and cell physiology will welcome the comprehensive discussion of the research frontiers. It will be of special interest to those concerned with the biochemical bases for degenerative eye diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461291541
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/12/2011
Series: The Cell and Developmental Biology of the Eye
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Fibrils, Fibonacci, and Fractals: Searching for Rules and Rulers of Morphogenesis in the Orthogonal Stroma of the Chick Cornea.- The Role of Matrix Components in the Control of Vascularization.- Elucidation of the Visual Cycle by Study of Two Retinoid-Binding Proteins.- Roles of Intra- and Extracellular Retinoid-Binding Proteins in the Visual Cycle.- Vitamin A and Lipofuscin.- Reactive Oxygen Species-Toxicity, Metabolism, and Reactions in the Eye.- Light Damage.- Studies on Biochemical Mechanisms of Retinal Degeneration.- Environmental Factors in Cataractogenesis in RCS Rats.- Current Status of Vitamin E in Retinopathy of Prematurity.- Epidemiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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