Zeljka Smit-McBride, PhD - Ophthalmology and Vision Science

September 29, 2016
Dysregulation of MicroRNAs in Ocular Tissue Exposed to Cigarette Smoke Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a blinding disease having both genetic and environmental components, is the most common form of visual impairment in elderly individuals of the Western world, and smoking is the leading identified associated environmental insult. Recently, a central regulatory role for a novel type of molecule, microRNA (miRNA), had been discovered in many human diseases.