Evidence of a functional VIP receptor in cultured human retinal pigment epithelium.


The effect of VIP on the intracellular cyclic AMP of human retinal pigment epithelium cultures has been studied. Functional VIP receptor has been demonstrated in cultures from eyes given by five normal donors (age 16-64) (N-HRPE). But it has been found to be absent from high passage number cultures obtained from a retinitis pigmentosa eye of an 84-year-old… (More)