January 1977
Volume 16, Issue 1
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Biochemical transformation of regenerating ocular surface epithelium.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 1977, Vol.16, 14-20. doi:
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      R A Thoft, J Friend; Biochemical transformation of regenerating ocular surface epithelium.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1977;16(1):14-20.

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Abstract

Several biochemical parameters, including glycogen levels, and the activities of hexokinase, phosphorylase, and lactate dehydrogenase have been compared in regenerating epithelium of conjunctival and corneal origin in rabbits. The study was designed to determine the extent of biochemical transformation of conjunctival into corneal epithelium completed within 6 weeks. Although histological transformation, especially in the case of the chemically damaged eyes, is not. Glycogen and lactate dehydrogenase levels remained well below normal corneal epithelial levels for the period of observation.

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