Sep 13, 2022

A Single Protein Could Unlock Age-Related Vision Loss

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

Summary: Determining the structure of vitronectin, a protein implicated in age-related macular degeneration and some neurodegenerative disorders, and using pressure to alter the protein shape may help in the development of new treatments for AMD.

Source: Sanford Burnham Prebys.

Research led by Sanford Burnham Prebys professor Francesca Marassi, Ph.D., is helping to reveal the molecular secrets of macular degeneration, which causes almost 90% of all age-related vision loss.

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