Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium

P. R. Waggoner, N. J. Philp

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Abstract

The chick embryo corneal epithelium undergoes an extensive sloughing of surface cells just prior to hatching (20 days of incubation). The sloughing cells are seen at light and electron microscopic levels to be lighter staining than surrounding cells. They exhibit characteristics of cell death such as nuclear pyknosis, cytoplasmic vacuolization and swelling, and loss of intercellular attachments. The cell coat of the anterior corneal epithelium was examined after treatment of the tissue with alcian blue. Sloughing cells exhibited little or no mucosubstance adhering to their surface while surrounding cells retained a thick coat of mucosubstance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-205
Number of pages8
JournalOphthalmic Research
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Corneal Epithelium
Chick Embryo
Glycocalyx
Alcian Blue
Cell Death
Electrons
Staining and Labeling
Light

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Waggoner, P. R., & Philp, N. J. (1981). Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium. Ophthalmic Research, 13(4), 198-205.

Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium. / Waggoner, P. R.; Philp, N. J.

In: Ophthalmic Research, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.01.1981, p. 198-205.

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Waggoner, PR & Philp, NJ 1981, 'Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium', Ophthalmic Research, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 198-205.
Waggoner PR, Philp NJ. Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium. Ophthalmic Research. 1981 Jan 1;13(4):198-205.
Waggoner, P. R. ; Philp, N. J. / Desquamating cells of the chick embryo corneal epithelium. In: Ophthalmic Research. 1981 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 198-205.
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