Role of neurotrophic factors in retinal degeneration
Project management at the University of Würzburg:
Neurotrophic factors also support survival of photoreceptors in the developing and postnatal retina. We have developed recombinant adenovirus for transfer of CNTF and BDNF, and found that transfer of the CNTF gene prevents degeneration of photoreceptors in the RDS mouse model for retinis pigmentosa.
Projekt period: from 01.1998 to 12.1999
DFG ( To 61/8-3 und 61/8-4 ) ,Granting date: 07.07.1997
DFG To 61/8-1