Growth hormone expression and neuroprotective activity in a quail neural retina cell line.

We have previously shown that growth hormone (GH) is produced within cells of the chick embryo retina where it appears to act as an autocrine/paracrine anti-apoptotic factor in the regulation of programmed cell death during retinal development. These investigations were carried out on cultured chick embryo retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) as well as on the… CONTINUE READING