Thursday, December 27, 2012
Scientists Develop Two Systems for Corneal Endothelium
a post on a new develpment regarding endothelial cells on Science Daily. "Studying human corneal endothelium has been difficult for cell biologists because limited cellular model systems exist and have significant drawbacks. The major drawback is that HCEnC cells do not divide and there is a limited source of these cells both for patient transplantation and for study in the laboratory. This field of study is now easier. Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute, [Massachusetts] Eye and Ear, have developed of HCENC-21 and HCEnC-21T, two novel model systems for human corneal endothelium. Their findings, "Telomerase Immortalization of Human Corneal Endothelial Cells Yield Functional Hexagonal Monolayers," are online in the [peer-reviewed] PLOS One." Read more.