Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 December 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 51, p. nf115
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.51.nf115]


Trashing Vision

Cell receptor helps prevent garbage pileups in the eye

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Put your garbage out when it's not trash day, and the waste will sit at the curb. A similar problem with rubbish collection in the eye might underlie some age-related types of blindness, according to new work. Shackling a receptor that controls cells' stickiness disrupts the normal junk-pickup schedule, the study shows. The results might help researchers better understand diseases in which cellular refuse blemishes the retina.

Citation: M. Leslie, Trashing Vision. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (51), nf115 (2004).

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