A Caltech Library Service

Gene expression profiles of light-induced apoptosis in arrestin/rhodopsin kinase-deficient mouse retinas

Choi, Sangdun and Hao, Wenshan and Chen, Ching-Kang and Simon, Melvin I. (2001) Gene expression profiles of light-induced apoptosis in arrestin/rhodopsin kinase-deficient mouse retinas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98 (23). pp. 13096-13101. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC60830. doi:10.1073/pnas.201417498.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


To examine the molecular processes that lead to light-induced retinal degeneration, mutant mice deficient in arrestin and rhodopsin kinase were raised in the dark and then subjected to relatively low doses of white light. The kinetics of the subsequent induction of apoptosis, change in mRNA transcript level, and photoreceptor cell death were monitored. Analysis of transcript profiles identified clusters of genes that responded differently to illumination, including a cluster of photoreceptor-specific genes that showed marked decreases in levels long before morphological damage could be readily ascertained. The behaviors of other gene clusters demonstrate the coordinate induction of stress gene responses early in the course of irradiation. There was little, if any, change in transcript levels corresponding to genes associated with the initiation of apoptosis or antiapoptotic effects. Transcript analysis provides insight into the patterns of gene expression that are associated with the different stages of retinal degeneration in this model system.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription CentralArticle
Additional Information:© 2001 by the National Academy of Sciences Contributed by Melvin I. Simon, August 8, 2001; Published online before print October 30, 2001, 10.1073/pnas.201417498 We thank Rebecca Udwary and Hong Dang for their invaluable assistance with data analysis and setting up the web site. This work was supported by National Institutes of Health Grant AG 12288. The publication costs of this article were defrayed in part by page charge payment. This article must therefore be hereby marked “advertisement” in accordance with 18 U.S.C. §1734 solely to indicate this fact.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NIHAG 12288
Issue or Number:23
PubMed Central ID:PMC60830
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:CHOpnas01
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:783
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:30 Sep 2005
Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 19:05

Repository Staff Only: item control page