Protective inflammasome activation in AMD

Citation:

Chen J, Smith LEH. Protective inflammasome activation in AMD. Nat Med 2012;18(5):658-60.

Date Published:

2012 May 04

Abstract:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. AMD progression is associated with alterations in inflammatory pathways and the immune system. A new study identifies a protective role for inflammasomes in AMD, suggesting that inflammasome activation might be manipulated as a potential therapeutic strategy for this condition (pages 791-798).

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