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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2013 Vol.14 No.9 P.763-773

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B1300051


Structures and biogenetic analysis of lipofuscin bis-retinoids


Author(s):  Ya-lin Wu, Jie Li, Ke Yao

Affiliation(s):  College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   yalinw@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Lipofuscin, Retinal pigment epithelial (RPE), Bis-retinoids, Structures, Biogenesis, Conversion relationships


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Ya-lin Wu, Jie Li, Ke Yao. Structures and biogenetic analysis of lipofuscin bis-retinoids[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2013, 14(9): 763-773.

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Abstract: 
age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is still an incurable blinding eye disease because of complex pathogenic mechanisms and unusual diseased regions. With the use of chemical biology tools, great progress has been achieved in improving the understanding of AMD pathogenesis. The severity of AMD is, at least in part, linked to the non-degradable lipofuscin bis-retinoids in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE). This material is thought to result from the lifelong accumulation of lysosomal residual bodies containing the end products derived from the daily phagocytosis of rod outer segments by RPE cells. Here, we present previously recognized bis-retinoids with focus on structures and biosynthetic pathways. In addition to a brief discussion on the mutual conversion relationships of bis-retinoids, future perspectives and the medical relevance of such studies on these lipofuscin constituents are also highlighted.

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