The lens epithelium contains glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP).
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Both polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) intensely immunostain the lens epithelium. Two-dimensional gels of mouse lens epithelium protein extracts reveal a protein which co-migrates with GFAP from spinal cord. A lens epithelial protein of approximately 50 000 MW on one-dimensional gels is immunoreactive with antiserum to GFAP (Hatfield et al. 1984). GFAP has been regarded as a protein unique to neuroglial cells but this study indicates that some cells of ectodermal origin (the lens epithelium) express GFAP.
- Hatfield, JS; Skoff, RP; Maisel, H; Eng, L; Bigner, DD
- June 1, 1985
Volume / Issue
- 8 / 4-6
Start / End Page
- 347 - 357
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