On the molecular genetics of retinitis pigmentosa.

  title={On the molecular genetics of retinitis pigmentosa.},
  author={Peter Humphries and Paul F. Mc Kenna and G. Jane Farrar},
  volume={256 5058},
The human retina carries specialized neurons, the rod and cone photoreceptors, which absorb and transduce light energy and transmit impulses through the optic nerve to the brain. The most prevalent group of inherited retinopathies, affecting approximately 1.5 million people, is collectively termed retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Mutations responsible for RP have… CONTINUE READING