My current research focuses on neuroprotective strategies employing rat models for Retinitis Pigmentosa (P23H-1 and S334ter-3). Testing of trophic factors, cytokines and enzyme inhibitors on organotypic culture models of degenerating retina will provide us an approach to:
Organotypic rat retina cultures treated with a range of trophic factors, cytokines and enzyme inhibitors are evaluated using in situ enzyme activity assays, immunostaining, western blot and viability assays.
University of Tuebingen
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
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