Takehiro Nozawa

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The central region of the primate retina is called the macula. The fovea is located at the center of the macula, where the photoreceptors are concentrated to create a neural network adapted for high visual acuity. Damage to the fovea, e.g., by macular dystrophies and age-related macular degeneration, can reduce central visual acuity. The molecular(More)
An additional component in the purified core light-harvesting complex (LH1) from wild-type purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum has been identified as an oxidized species of alpha-polypeptide by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. This component appears as a slightly earlier-eluting peak in the RP-HPLC chromatogram compared with the authentic(More)
PURPOSE The authors previously reported a growth-promoting factor, REF-1/TFPI-2, that is specific to retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. The purpose of this study was to determine the genes and proteins of human RPE cells that are altered by exposure to TFPI-2. METHODS Human primary RPE cells were cultured with or without TFPI-2. Cell extracts and(More)
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