Limbal stem cells: the search for a marker.
Australia. In Clin Experiment Ophthalmol, 2006
Many markers such as p63 and integrin alpha9 are preferentially localized to the limbus but cannot be regarded as stem cell-specific.
Identification and characterization of limbal stem cells.
Erlangen, Germany. In Exp Eye Res, 2005
Data reported from the literature combined with our own recent observations suggest, that the basal epithelial cells of the human limbus contain ABCG2, K19, vimentin, KGF-R, metallothionein, and integrin alpha9, but do not stain for K3/K12, Cx43, involucrin, P-cadherin, integrins alpha2, alpha6, and beta4, and nestin, when compared to the basal cells of the corneal epithelium.