A novel type of glial cell in the retina is stimulated by insulin-like growth factor 1 and may exacerbate damage to neurons and Müller glia.

@article{Fischer2010ANT,
  title={A novel type of glial cell in the retina is stimulated by insulin-like growth factor 1 and may exacerbate damage to neurons and M{\"u}ller glia.},
  author={Andy J Fischer and Melissa A. Scott and Christopher Paul Zelinka and Patrick Sherwood},
  journal={Glia},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          633-49
        }
}
Recent studies have demonstrated that insulin can have profound affects on the survival of neurons within the retina. The purpose of this study was to determine how insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) influences retinal cells; in particular, the glial cells. We identify a novel type of glial cell in the avian retina and provide evidence that these cells can respond to acute damage and IGF1. In normal retinas, we found a distinct cell-type, scattered across the ganglion cell and inner plexiform… CONTINUE READING
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