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RD3: a challenge and a promise.

  title={RD3: a challenge and a promise.},
  author={Seifollah Azadi},
  journal={JSM biotechnology \& biomedical engineering},
  volume={1 3}
  • S. Azadi
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • JSM biotechnology & biomedical engineering
Photoreceptor (PR) cells are highly specialized cells that convert light into electrical signals. Ten percent of their outer segment (OS) membranes (approximately 77 cm2 of membrane) are renewed every day. Therefore, PR cells must possess an extraordinary trafficking system to provide all of the needed material to build up the OS discs through a 0.3 µm diameter connecting cilium. The mechanism of trafficking of membrane proteins in the retina and corresponding degenerative diseases is still… 

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