Vimentin intermediate filament protein as differentiation marker of optic vesicle epithelium in the chick embryo.

For the study of the differentiation process of optic vesicle epithelium into neural retina, pigment epithelium and pars caeca retinae, vimentin intermediate filament protein in retinal epithelial cells was detected immunohistochemically in chick embryo at stages 11-21. In the late stage of optic vesicle development (stage 14), optic vesicle epithelium was… (More)