On this page you will find a list of current ProgStar publications as well as previous publications relevant to STGD by current ProgStar study investigators.

Protein misfolding and the pathogenesis of ABCA4-associated retinal degenerations.

Mutations in the ABCA4 gene are a common cause of autosomal recessive retinal degeneration. All mouse models to date are based on knockouts of Abca4, even though the disease is often caused by missense mutations such as the complex allele L541P;A1038V (PV). We now show that the PV mutation causes severe human disease whereas the V mutation alone causes mild disease. Read More…