Christian M Dib

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Overexpression of c-met and suppression of matrix metalloproteinase-10 (MMP-10) and cathepsin F genes was previously shown to normalize wound healing, epithelial and stem cell marker patterns in organ-cultured human diabetic corneas. We now examined if gene therapy of limbal cells only would produce similar effects. Eight pairs of organ-cultured autopsy(More)
Limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) residing at the corneal periphery are largely responsible for maintaining corneal optical transparency by continuously supplying new corneal epithelial cells, which mature during their radial migration to the central cornea. Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects all the structures of the eye including the cornea. Frequent(More)
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