Sharma, Shiwani; Dimasi, David; Broer, Stefan; Kumar, Raman; Della, Neil
The retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) are present in the posterior segment of the eye, and the retina is dependent upon the underlying RPE for normal function. The retina is the most oxygenated tissue in the body but is isolated from the blood circulation by blood-retinal barriers. Metabolism of cellular oxygen involves heme but little is known about heme transport in the retina and RPE. Here we report the identification from bovine RPE of a heme transporter bHcp1 (bovine heme carrier...[Show more]
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