Mucocutaneous junction as the major source of replacement palpebral conjunctival epithelial cells.

@article{Wirtschafter1999MucocutaneousJA,
  title={Mucocutaneous junction as the major source of replacement palpebral conjunctival epithelial cells.},
  author={Jonathan D. Wirtschafter and Jerod Ketcham and R J Weinstock and T Tabesh and Linda K McLoon},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 13},
  pages={3138-46}
}
PURPOSE The conjunctival epithelium performs an important role in the homeostasis and integrity of the eye. To protect the integrity of the ocular surface, these cells must be replaced from locally concentrated or randomly distributed foci of stem cells. These slow-cycling stem cells produce transient amplifying cells that undergo further divisions before becoming mature conjunctival epithelial cells. In the current study, the source of palpebral conjunctival cells was determined. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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Long term retention of BrdU labeling in the mucocutaneous junction of the adult rabbit eyelid [ARVO Abstract

  • T Tabesh, JD Wirtschafter, LK. McLoon
  • Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci
  • 1999
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