Immunocytochemical localisation of collagens (I-V) in the human iris.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study we investigated the distribution of collagen types I-V in the human iris at the fine-structural level using cryoultramicrotomy and London Resin White plastic embedding. Collagen type I was shown to be present in the basement membrane of iris vessels, in contrast to type III, which was absent; both types I and III were present in the iris stroma. Collagen type IV was a major component of basement membranes of vascular cells, myoepithelial cells, fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Types II and V were absent. Both cryo and plastic embedding techniques produced closely comparable results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Konstas, AG; Marshall, GE; Lee, WR

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 228 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 186

PubMed ID

  • 2186974

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0721-832X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00935730


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany