Müller cell protection of rat retinal ganglion cells from glutamate and nitric oxide neurotoxicity.


PURPOSE Low concentrations of excitotoxic agents such as glutamate and nitric oxide decrease survival rates of purified retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). In the retina, RGCs are ensheathed by retinal Müller glial (RMG) cell processes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether RMG cells could protect RGCs from these excitotoxic injuries. METHODS RGCs… (More)

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