Modulating diet and the immune system to treat diabetic retinopathy

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This project aims to determine if modulating the immune system using diets supplemented with vitamin A are beneficial for diabetic retinopathy. We will evaluate if these approaches increase anti-inflammatory Tregs in lymphoid organs and the eye with a concomitant reduction in injurious microglia (macrophages) and retinal vascular pathology. The studies will be performed in animal models of diabetic retinopathy.
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18