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      The Conjunctival Epithelium

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Mitosis, Orientation, Limbus, Epithelium, Conjunctiva

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          Mitosis in rat conjunctival epithelium is restricted to the basal cell layer. Although spindle orientation has been described in the basal layer of stratified epithelia, this orientation is usually with respect to the basement membrane. Flat mounts of the perilimbal conjunctival epithelium reveal that a majority of dividing cells are oriented with respect to the limbus (corneal-conjunctival margin). An increase in the percentage of cells which show the preferred alignment at each progressive stage of mitosis suggests that a reorientation of the spindle axis occurs during cell division.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1978
          1978
          03 December 2009
          : 10
          : 3
          : 177-182
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
          Article
          264952 Ophthalmic Res 1978;10:177–182
          10.1159/000264952
          © 1978 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
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          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Orientation, Epithelium, Limbus, Conjunctiva, Mitosis

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