MicroRNAs in Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration
Shunbin Xu, MD, PhD Rush University Medical Center
- microRNAs are newly recognized regulators of gene expression, playing important roles in both normal functions and diseases in almost all organ systems.
- Glaucoma is the result of malfunction and death of retinal ganglion cell.
- This research will identify the microRNAs involved in the malfunction and death of retinal ganglion cells during the development of glaucoma, which may be novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of the disease.