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Evidence for RPGRIP1 gene as risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma

Fernández-Martínez, L. ; Letteboer, S. ; Mardin, C. Y. ; Weisschuh, N. ; Gramer, E. ; Weber, Bernhard H. F. ; Rautenstrauss, B. ; Ferreira, P. A. ; Kruse, F. E. ; Reis, A. ; Roepman, R. ; Pasutto, F.



Abstract

Glaucoma is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and is the second cause of blindness worldwide owing to the progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion neurons. Very few genes causing glaucoma were identified to this date. In this study, we screened 10 candidate genes of glaucoma between the D14S261 and D14S121 markers of chromosome 14q11, a critical region previously linked to primary ...

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