Researchers Make a Novel Discovery in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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This shows an older man's eyeTreatment with Humanin G reduced protein levels of inflammation markers that become elevated in age-related macular degeneration.

Inflammatory processes drive the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) disease—a leading cause of vision loss in the United States.

In this new Aging study, researchers from the University of California Irvine and University of Southern California compared the protein levels of inflammation markers in normal and AMD retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) transmitochondrial cybrid cells and investigated the effects of treatment with exogenous Humanin G.

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