Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for the treatment or prevention of starvation in a cell, e.g., a neuronal cell, and methods for the treatment and prevention of disorders associated therewith by the administration of an agent, e.g., a nucleic acid molecule, which enhances the intracellular generation and/or uptake of glucose, pyruvate, lactate, and/or NADPH.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of modulators of the mammalian target of rapamycine (mTOR) pathway, glucose and/or glucose enhancers for treating retinal disorders and, in particular, for prolonging the viability of cone cells.
Filed: December 3, 2009
Publication date: December 29, 2011
Applicant: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE