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Fragments for the pigments: how a growth factor tears into pieces for eye sake

Fragments for the pigments: how a growth factor tears into pieces for eye sake

Medicomunicare Magazine | Health and Medical News
Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have determined how certain short protein fragments, called peptides, can protect neuronal cells found in the light-sensing retina layer at the back of the eye. The peptides might someday be used to treat degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study published today in the Journal of Neurochemistry.
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