Photoreceptor rescue in the RCS rat without pigment epithelium transplantation.

@article{Silverman1990PhotoreceptorRI,
  title={Photoreceptor rescue in the RCS rat without pigment epithelium transplantation.},
  author={Myron S. Silverman and S E Hughes},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={183-91}
}
Transplantation of normal retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to the subretinal space has been reported to rescue photoreceptors in the RCS rat. Moreover, the rescue effect was surprisingly large considering the relatively small number of RPE cells transplanted. The reason for this widespread rescue of photoreceptors is not known, nor is the mechanism for… CONTINUE READING