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Title Hereditary retinopathies : progress in development of genetic and molecular therapies / Pete Humphries [and others].
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in genetics, 2191-5563
SpringerBriefs in genetics.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Subject Retina -- Diseases -- Genetic aspects.
Retinal Dystrophies.
Biology.
Eye Diseases, Hereditary.
Eye Diseases.
Retinal Degeneration.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Genetic Diseases, Inborn.
Retinal Diseases.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Disease.
Disciplines and Occupations
Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Genetics.
Contents Introduction -- Gene-based medicines targeting genetic defects directly and molecular pathologies common to multiple forms of disease -- Molecular medicines.
Summary The hereditary retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which affects 1 in 3,500 people worldwide, is the most common cause of registered visual handicap among those of the working age in developed countries. RP is a highly variable disorder where patients may develop symptomatic visual loss in early childhood, while others may remain asymptomatic until mid-adulthood. Most cases of RP segregate in autosomal dominant, recessive or X-linked recessive modes, with approximately 41 genes being implicated in disease pathology to date (RetNet). The extensive genetic heterogeneity associated with autosomal dominant RP (adRP) is an undisputed hindrance to the development of genetically based therapeutics.
Other Author Humphries, Peter, Ph. D.
Other Title Printed edition: 9781461444985