Vision Loss in Juvenile Batten May Be Due to ‘Maintenance’ Failure

Vision Loss in Juvenile Batten May Be Due to ‘Maintenance’ Failure

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Vision Loss in Juvenile Batten May Be Due to ‘Maintenance’ Failure

CLN3, the protein missing in people with juvenile Batten disease, is needed for a cellular process normally taking place in the retina that works to maintain the specialized cells needed for sight, a study reports. According to its researchers, these findings aid in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for vision loss in children with this form of Batten disease, and support work into new ways of treatment, including gene or cell therapy. “It…

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