Maja Waszczyk

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Iron may be implicated in the generation of oxidative stress by the catalyzing the Haber–Weiss or Fenton reaction. On the other hand, oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), encoded by the HMOX1 gene and heme oxygenase-2 (HO-2), encoded by the HMOX2 gene are important(More)
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an ocular disease affecting macula - the central part of the retina, resulting in the degeneration of photoreceptors and retinal epithelium and causing severe central vision impairment. The pathophysiology of the disease is not completely known, but a significant role is attributed to genetic factors. The(More)
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