[Recent progress in molecular genetics and gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa]

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi. 2005 Feb;41(2):188-92.
[Article in Chinese]


Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common genetic eye disease affecting about 1 in 3500 people worldwide with pan-ethnic occurrence. So far there is no effective treatment for RP. This paper gives an overview on recent advances in molecular genetics of RP with emphasis on the important gene mutations for diagnosis and prognosis, and a review on gene therapy of RP.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Mutation
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / genetics*
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / therapy