Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Graphical

Extracellular spaceInterphotoreceptor matrixSecretedExtracellular matrix

Definition

In vertebrates, the photoreceptors are separated from the retinal pigment epithelium by the subretinal space, which contains a specialized extracellular material referred to as interphotoreceptor matrix. The IPM mediates key interactions between the photoreceptors and RPE including adhesion, phagocytosis, outer segment stability, nutrient exchange, development, and vitamin A trafficking in the visual cycle.

Synonyms

IPM

Category

› Cellular component

Gene Ontology

More...
GOi

interphotoreceptor matrix [ GO:0033165 ]
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again