Preferential Biological Processes in the Human Limbus by Differential Gene Profiling

@article{Nakatsu2013PreferentialBP,
  title={Preferential Biological Processes in the Human Limbus by Differential Gene Profiling},
  author={Martin N. Nakatsu and L. K. Vartanyan and Daniel M. Vu and Madelena Y. Ng and Xinmin Li and Sophie X. Deng},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
Corneal epithelial stem cells or limbal stem cells (LSCs) are responsible for the maintenance of the corneal epithelium in humans. The exact location of LSCs is still under debate, but the increasing need for identifying the biological processes in the limbus, where LSCs are located, is of great importance in the regulation of LSCs. In our current study we identified 146 preferentially expressed genes in the human limbus in direct comparison to that in the cornea and conjunctiva. The expression… Expand

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