September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell dendrite stability and regeneration
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Adriana Di Polo
    Neuroscience, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Commercial Relationships   Adriana Di Polo, None
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    Support  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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      Adriana Di Polo; Mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell dendrite stability and regeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.

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Presentation Description : It is increasingly being recognized that injury to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons triggers rapid pathological changes in dendrites. Despite the fact that dendritic and synaptic defects are likely to have devastating consequences on neuronal function and survival, the mechanisms that regulate RGC dendrite degeneration in glaucoma are vastly unknown. In this presentation, novel insights into molecular pathways that regulate RGC dendrite stability and regeneration will be highlighted. A better understanding of the processes that regulate dendritic stability or loss will be critical for the development of targeted therapies to maintain or enhance RGC connectivity and function in optic neuropathies.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.


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