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Retinal Pigment Epithelium

"Retinal Pigment Epithelium" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Retinal Pigment Epithelium" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Retinal Pigment Epithelium" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 171 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2014
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