Ganglion cell assessment in rodents with retinal degeneration

Erica L. Fletcher, Ursula Greferath, Susmita Saha, Emily E. Anderson, Kirstan A. Vessey

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Analysis of how retinal ganglion cells change in retinal degeneration is critical for evaluating the potential of photoreceptor restorative therapies. Immunocytochemistry in combination with image analysis provides a way for quantifying not only the density of ganglion cells during disease, but also information about their morphology and an evaluation of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs. Here, we describe how indirect immunofluorescence can be used in retinal whole mounts to obtain information about ganglion cells in retinal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMouse Retinal Phenotyping
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsNaoyuki Tanimoto
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781493977192
ISBN (Print)9781493977208
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Ganglion cells
  • Gephyrin
  • Indirect immunofluorescence
  • Morphology
  • Mouse
  • Retina
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Rodent

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