ROCK inhibitor (Y27632) increases apoptosis and disrupts the actin cortical mat in embryonic avian corneal epithelium.

@article{Svoboda2004ROCKI,
  title={ROCK inhibitor (Y27632) increases apoptosis and disrupts the actin cortical mat in embryonic avian corneal epithelium.},
  author={K K H Svoboda and Petra M{\"o}ssner and Tamara Field and Jesus F. Acevedo},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2004},
  volume={229 3},
  pages={579-90}
}
The embryonic chicken corneal epithelium is a unique tissue that has been used as an in vitro epithelial sheet organ culture model for over 30 years (Hay and Revel [1969] Fine structure of the developing Avian cornea. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger A.G.). This tissue was used to establish that epithelial cells could produce extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins such as collagen and proteoglycans (Dodson and Hay [1971] Exp Cell Res 65:215-220; Meier and Hay [1973] Dev Biol 35:318-331; Linsenmayer… CONTINUE READING