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Blindness Linked To The Cytoskeleton?

What does these findings mean for the patients and their families? Although these results have no direct impact on treatment of patients (currently there is no adequate treatment for any form of retinitis pigmentosa), it helps to identify the spectrum of DNA alterations in patients with the disease as a prerequisite for a more efficient genetic counselling. Additionally, the functional analysis of the gene product will help to understand the molecular pathology of retinitis pigmentosa and hopefully contribute to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to cure this severe form of blindness.


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Contact: Wolfgang Berger
berger@mpimg-berlin-dahlem.mpg.de
49-30-8413-1253
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
4-Aug-1998


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