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January 1987

Progress in Retinal Research

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(1):33. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060010039023

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The editors of Progress in Retinal Research are attempting to provide, for basic and clinical scientists, an update of advances made in our understanding of the normal and diseased retina. This is the fifth volume in the series and, similar to previous volumes, it contains a wide spectrum of topics ranging from more general clinical areas to quite specific biochemical subjects. The goal of this book is to provide an in-depth summary of our current knowledge and research directions in very specific topics, and the authors, who are recognized authorities in their fields, have accomplished this goal.

The book is divided into 11 chapters, four of which deal with clinically related topics, such as retinal aging, specific retinal antigens and their immunologic responses, the genetics and immunology of retinoblastoma, and the plasticity of the retinal vasculature. Two chapters are concerned with possible neurotransmitters, namely, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and taurine, and

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