Growth-associated protein-43 expression in the lens of rats and primates.

  title={Growth-associated protein-43 expression in the lens of rats and primates.},
  author={Tobias Stupp and Rita Naskar and Solon Thanos},
  volume={18 1},
Growth-associated protein-43 is a specific neuronal protein that regulates differentiation, growth and plasticity. In the present study, growth-associated protein-43 expression was studied in the lens of rats and primates (including man) at different postnatal ages by immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Growth-associated protein-43 was expressed at all ages in primates and in developing, but not in adult rats. We demonstrate that the lens… CONTINUE READING