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Retinal Degeneration

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    Chapter 1 Identification and analysis of inherited retinal disease genes.
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    Chapter 2 Mouse Models for Studies of Retinal Degeneration and Diseases
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    Chapter 3 Retinal Fundus Imaging in Mouse Models of Retinal Diseases
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    Chapter 4 Functional Phenotyping of Mouse Models with ERG
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    Chapter 5 Phenotyping of Mouse Models with OCT
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    Chapter 6 Light Damage as a Model of Retinal Degeneration
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    Chapter 7 N -Methyl- d -Aspartate (NMDA)-Mediated Excitotoxic Damage: A Mouse Model of Acute Retinal Ganglion Cell Damage
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    Chapter 8 Generation of Transgenic X. laevis Models of Retinal Degeneration
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    Chapter 9 Analysis of Photoreceptor Degeneration in the Zebrafish Danio rerio
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    Chapter 10 Analysis of Optokinetic Response in Zebrafish by Computer-Based Eye Tracking
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    Chapter 11 Analysis of the Drosophila Compound Eye with Light and Electron Microscopy
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    Chapter 12 Cell-Specific Markers for the Identification of Retinal Cells by Immunofluorescence Microscopy
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    Chapter 13 A Method of Horizontally Sliced Preparation of the Retina
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    Chapter 14 Detection of DNA Fragmentation in Retinal Apoptosis by TUNEL
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    Chapter 15 High-Throughput RNA In Situ Hybridization in Mouse Retina
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    Chapter 16 Assessment of Mitochondrial Damage in Retinal Cells and Tissues Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction for Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Extracellular Flux Assay for Mitochondrial Respiration Activity
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    Chapter 17 Analysis of Photoreceptor Rod Outer Segment Phagocytosis by RPE Cells In Situ
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    Chapter 18 Ca 2+ Microfluorimetry in Retinal Müller Glial Cells
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    Chapter 19 Functional Analysis of Retinal Microglia and Their Effects on Progenitors
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    Chapter 20 Analysis of Photoreceptor Outer Segment Phagocytosis by RPE Cells in Culture
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    Chapter 21 Ca 2+ -Imaging Techniques to Analyze Ca 2+ Signaling in Cells and to Monitor Neuronal Activity in the Retina
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    Chapter 22 Double Chromatin Immunoprecipitation: Analysis of Target Co-occupancy of Retinal Transcription Factors
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    Chapter 23 Quantifying the Activity of cis -Regulatory Elements in the Mouse Retina by Explant Electroporation
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    Chapter 24 Optimized Technique for Subretinal Injections in Mice
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    Chapter 25 Adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy of inherited retinal degenerations.
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    Chapter 26 Barrier Modulation in Drug Delivery to the Retina
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Chapter title
Analysis of the Drosophila Compound Eye with Light and Electron Microscopy
Chapter number 11
Book title
Retinal Degeneration
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-080-9_11
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Book ISBNs
978-1-62703-079-3, 978-1-62703-080-9

Monalisa Mishra, Elisabeth Knust


The Drosophila compound eye is a regular structure, in which about 750 units, called ommatidia, are arranged in a highly regular pattern. Eye development proceeds in a stereotypical fashion, where epithelial cells of the eye imaginal discs are specified, recruited, and differentiated in a sequential order that leads to the highly precise structure of an adult eye. Even small perturbations, for example in signaling pathways that control proliferation, cell death, or differentiation, can impair the regular structure of the eye, which can be easily detected and analyzed. In addition, the Drosophila eye has proven to be an ideal model for studying the genetic control of neurodegeneration, since the eye is not essential for viability. Several human neurodegeneration diseases have been modeled in the fly, leading to a better understanding of the function/misfunction of the respective gene. In many cases, the genes involved and their function are conserved between flies and human. More strikingly, when ectopically expressed in the fly eye some human genes without a Drosophila counterpart can induce neurodegeneration, detectable by aberrant phototaxis, impaired electrophysiology, or defects in eye morphology. These defects are often rather subtle alteration in shape, size, or arrangement of the cells, and can be easily scored at the ultrastructural level. This chapter aims to provide an overview regarding the analysis of the retina by various means.

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Unknown 19 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Student > Master 1 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 13 68%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Unknown 13 68%

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