The lens epithelium contains glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hatfield, JS; Skoff, RP; Maisel, H; Eng, L; Bigner, DD

Published Date

  • June 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4-6

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 357

PubMed ID

  • 3891782

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-5728

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0165-5728(85)80072-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands