The Fingert lab led a study of pigmentary glaucoma that scanned through every gene in the genomes of hundreds of patients with pigmentary glaucoma in search of disease-causing defects. The results of the study have been published in BMC genomics this month. This study identified MRAP (melanocortin 2 receptor accessory protein) as a new potential contributor to pigmentary glaucoma. It is highly produced in the iris - the source of the pigment released in the eye in pigmentary glaucoma (see photo above). Read more about this discovery here.
Lab publishes the world's largest WHOLE EXOME investigation of the genetics of pigmentary glaucoma
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 14:15