Role of Forkhead Transcription Factor in Retinal Angiogenesis.

Project: Research project

Project Details


Neovascular age-related macular degeneration is a major cause of retinal blindness in the aging population and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Current treatment approaches are focused on antagonizing a single factor that controls growth of new blood vessels, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In collabotration with Dr. Kume in cardiology, we would like to explore a newly described transcription factor that may have a role controlling several pathways in angiogenesis. Our hope is to identify potential new targets for therapy of retinal neovascularization in the setting of AMD. We would like to start a collaboration between our lab and Dr. Kume’s group to explore the role of foxc2 in retinal angiogenesis.
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/13


  • Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (Award Letter 1/30/2013)


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