By D. Virgil Alfaro III et al.
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Used Matrigel injection to assess the necessity of a proper relationship between the RPE and BM so as (c) 2015 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Chapter 2 Animal Models for Age-Related Macular Degeneration 27 to prevent abnormal angiogenesis. Matrigel was injected to the subretinal space of rats to create an amorphous deposit, causing RPE cells to migrate toward photoreceptors and then form a new layer between the deposit and photoreceptors, resulting in RPE translocation. The BM devoid of RPE attachment becomes susceptible to invasion by new blood vessels from the choroid, thereby resulting in CNV (241).
This lesion, known as retinal angiomatous proliferation, can be present as part of advanced AMD in humans, and it holds a poor prognosis. Advantages of the primate model include the close approximation of the monkey retina and macula to the human, size of the primate eye for drug delivery studies, (c) 2015 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. 26 SECTION 1 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PATHOLOGY OF THE MACULA and utility of the model for development of human clinical trials. Disadvantages include the expense of the animals, animal care and husbandry, length of experiments, and ethical issues regarding use of primates when rodents (mice and rats) are a reliable model.
Symptoms appeared as early as 2 years of age and exacerbate gradually with aging. While funduscopy revealed fine, yellowish white dots within the macula of affected animals, drusen from these animals have been confirmed by histopathology to closely resemble human equivalents and have been shown by immunohistochemistry and proteomic analysis to contain many human hallmarks, such as: ■■ Apolipoprotein E ■■ Amyloid P component ■■ Various-sized complement component C5 ■■ The terminal C5b-9 complement complex ■■ Vitronectin, membrane cofactor protein ■■ Annexins ■■ Crystallins ■■ Immunoglobulins Young age of onset and inheritance pattern in this model are reminiscent of a number of early-onset maculopathies in humans, rather than AMD.