Limbal epithelial side-population cells have stem cell-like properties, including quiescent state.

Abstract

Corneal epithelial (CE) stem cells are believed to reside in the basal layer of the limbal epithelium but remain poorly understood due to the lack of an accepted in vivo reconstitution assay as well as definitive markers for epithelial stem cells. It has been reported that side-population (SP) cells with the ability to efflux the DNA-binding dye Hoechst… (More)

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@article{Umemoto2006LimbalES, title={Limbal epithelial side-population cells have stem cell-like properties, including quiescent state.}, author={Terumasa Umemoto and Masayuki Yamato and Kohji Nishida and Joseph Yang and Yasuo Tano and Teruo Okano}, journal={Stem cells}, year={2006}, volume={24 1}, pages={86-94} }