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Lens Fiber Cell Differentiation

Authors
  • Robinson, M.L.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Pages
543–550
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374203-2.00025-7
ISBN: 978-0-12-374203-2
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

The fiber cell is the definitive lens cell type. Although only one of the two cell types comprising the lens, the fiber cells make up the vast majority of the lens volume; and specialized adaptations of lens fiber cells give the lens its characteristic spheroid shape, transparency, and its high refractive index. In this article, the differentiation of lens fiber cells from their precursor cell types is discussed with an emphasis on the important adaptations that characterize each stage of lens fiber cell development. Although all vertebrates undergo similar lens development, emphasis in the article is on mammalian lens development, with exceptions noted.

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