Special Issue "Molecular and Cellular Basis of Macular Degenerations"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Thierry Leveillard
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Guest Editor
Institut de la Vision: Department of genetics Sorbonne Université, INSERM, CNRS, Institut de la Vision, 17 rue Moreau, F-75012 Paris, France
Interests: therapies of retinal degeneration; rod-derived cone viability factor; metabolic and redox signaling in the retina

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The macula at the center of the retina of primates contains the fovea in its middle, an area where cone photoreceptors are highly concentrated, with exclusion of the rod. Daylight vision, color perception, and visual acuity are mediated by the function of cones. Any affection of the macula leads to central vision impairment. Macular degenerations are multiple and encompass a large number of rare, inherited diseases and a very common form of aging disease—age-related macular degeneration. Other maculopathies linked to different conditions also contribute to vision loss.

This Special Issue will focus on recent studies of this complex group of diseases and highlight the current knowledge in the field regarding these diseases’ underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms. We hope that the combination of original papers and focused reviews will provide a useful resource for all the scientific community.

Dr. Thierry Leveillard
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • visual impairment
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • maculopathies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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