Human amniotic membrane, like corneal epithelial basement membrane, manifests the alpha5 chain of type IV collagen.

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PURPOSE To reexamine whether the alpha5 chain of type IV (alpha5[IV]) collagen, thought to be absent, is in fact present in human amniotic membrane. METHODS Cryosections of human amniotic membrane obtained at Cesarean section were immunohistochemically examined for the presence of alpha5(IV), with or without inclusion of the denaturing step. Amniotic… (More)

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@article{Endo2004HumanAM, title={Human amniotic membrane, like corneal epithelial basement membrane, manifests the alpha5 chain of type IV collagen.}, author={Ken-ichi Endo and Takahiro Nakamura and Satoshi Kawasaki and Shigeru Kinoshita}, journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science}, year={2004}, volume={45 6}, pages={1771-4} }