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Cellular and Molecular mechanisms of hypoxic damage to the developing brain with special reference to microglia cells.
Cellular and Molecular mechanisms of hypoxic damage to the developing retina (in collaboration with Singapore Eye Research Institute) The retina is developmentally an extension of the brain and is extremely sensitive to oxygen fluctuations. Retinal ganglion cells and glial cells such as microglial cells and Müller cells respond to the changes induced by hypoxia. The involvement of microglial cells in inducing retinal ganglion cell death through production of inflammatory cytokines and other factors is being investigated.