Small leucine rich repeat proteoglycans (SLRPs) in the human sclera: identification of abundant levels of PRELP.

@article{Johnson2006SmallLR,
  title={Small leucine rich repeat proteoglycans (SLRPs) in the human sclera: identification of abundant levels of PRELP.},
  author={Janell Mae Johnson and Terri L Young and Jody Ann Summers Rada},
  journal={Molecular vision},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={1057-66}
}
PURPOSE The small leucine rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family is made up of several members which are thought to guide matrix assembly and organization through protein:protein and/or protein:carbohydrate interactions. In order to better characterize the composition of the scleral extracellular matrix, gene and protein expression of several members of the SLRP family were evaluated in the human sclera from donors aged 2-93 years of age. METHODS Semi-quantitative and quantitative RT-PCR analyses… CONTINUE READING