Presence and regulation of cannabinoid receptors in human retinal pigment epithelial cells

@inproceedings{Wei2009PresenceAR,
  title={Presence and regulation of cannabinoid receptors in human retinal pigment epithelial cells},
  author={Y. -J. Wei and Xu Wang and Ling Wang},
  booktitle={Molecular vision},
  year={2009}
}
PURPOSE Cannabinoid receptors have been detected in neuron cells and proposed as potential therapeutic agents in neurodegenerative disorders because of their involvement in controlling neural cell survival and death. However, their presence and role in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, which play a key role in initiating and developing age related macular degeneration (ARMD), have never been investigated. Here we analyzed the expression of and changes in cannabinoid receptors (CB1… CONTINUE READING
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