Tag Archives: photoreceptor

Metabolic and non-metabolic roles of pyruvate kinase M2 isoform in retinal rod photoreceptor cells

Pyruvate kinase M2 isoform regulates photoreceptor structure

Glucose is the main source of fuel for every living cell. Normal cells take up glucose and burn it in the mitochondria (oxidative phosphorylation) for energy production (ATP synthesis). Rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells, and

Genetically engineered mice provide a new look at sight-threatening eye disease

A group of sight-threatening inflammatory diseases of the eye, in which the immune system inappropriately recognizes and attacks the retina and adjacent structures, is known as non-infectious, or autoimmune, uveitis. Lymphocytes of the patients in fact recognize