Gene expression profiles of primary retinal pigment epithelial cells from apolipoprotein E knockout and human apolipoprotein E2 transgenic mice
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes visual impairment in the elderly. In non-neovascular AMD, studies involving human subjects have suggested potential involvement of aberrant lipid metabolism. However, there have been no reports on gene expression patterns in animal models of non-neovascular AMD with abnormal lipid metabolism such as apolipoprotein E knockout and human apolipoprotein E2 transgenic mice. Transcriptome analysis was performed using retinal pigment epithelium cells of apoE knockout and apolipoprotein E2 mice using microarray analysis.