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Microbial protein restores vision in blind animals

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FMI Cross section of a degenerated Retinitis pigmentosa retina. The archaebacterial halorhodopsin is produced in the remaining cone photoreceptor cells (green). Only one row of photoreceptor cells is left. In white the nuclear layers of the retina.
FMI Scheme of a Retinitis pigmentosa retina
FMI Cross section of a healthy retina. The archaebacterial halorhodopsin is produced in the photoreceptor cells (green). In white the nuclear layers of the retina.
FMI Scheme of a healthy retina

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