The cancer-associated retinopathy antigen is a recoverin-like protein.

  title={The cancer-associated retinopathy antigen is a recoverin-like protein.},
  author={Charles Edward Thirkill and Robert C. Tait and Nancy K. Tyler and Alan M. Roth and John L. Keltner},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={33 10},
Cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) is a rare form of retinal degeneration that occurs in association with certain forms of cancer. CAR patients typically possess high titers of autoantibodies against a specific photoreceptor protein--the 23 kD retinal CAR antigen. The mechanisms involved in the vision loss experienced by CAR patients are not understood, but serologic studies indicate the process could include a series of autoimmune reactions directed at specific components of the retina… CONTINUE READING