Development of junctions during differentiation of lens fibers.

  title={Development of junctions during differentiation of lens fibers.},
  author={Ennio Lucio Benedetti and Irene Dunia and Hans Bloemendal},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={71 12},
Throughout the differentiation of eye lens epithelium into fibers, an extensive system of intercellular junctions develops. The junctional assembly is initially characterized by the accumulation of 9.0-nm intramembranous particles, forming linear rows in the matching plasma membranes of adjoining fibers. At the final stage of the fiber differentiation, the junctional particles are assembled in geometrically packed arrays. The formation of linear rows and bidimensional lattices of… CONTINUE READING

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