Jaime L Treichel

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Methanol has neurotoxic actions on the human retina due to its metabolite, formic acid, which is a mitochondrial toxin. In methanol poisoned animals, morphologic changes were seen both in retinal photoreceptors and in cells of the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Here the effects of formate exposure on the two retinal cell types were analyzed in(More)
Retinal photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells are among the cell types that are sensitive to poisoning with methanol and its toxic metabolite formic acid. When exposed to formic acid in vitro, cultured cell lines from photoreceptors (661W) and the RPE (ARPE-19) were previously shown to accumulate similar levels of formate, but cytotoxic(More)
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