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Maintenance of retinal ganglion cell mitochondrial functions as a neuroprotective strategy in glaucoma.
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PMID:  22999653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Loss of vision in glaucoma occurs because retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) die. RGCs have probably more mitochondria than any other neurone in the CNS. It is proposed that stress to mitochondria of individual RGCs is a major trigger of the disease and also provides an explanation why different RGCs die at different times. Pharmacological agents that can maintain mitochondrial functions, in particular to attenuate oxidative stress and to sustain energy production, might therefore provide a novel way of slowing down RGC death and help in the treatment of glaucoma.
Neville N Osborne; Susana Del Olmo-Aguado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-4973     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966133     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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