June 1976
Volume 15, Issue 6
Articles  |   June 1976
Centrioles and cilia in the mesothelial cells of the pericanalicular region.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1976, Vol.15, 499-502. doi:
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      M G Wickham, D M Worthen; Centrioles and cilia in the mesothelial cells of the pericanalicular region.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1976;15(6):499-502.

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An evaluation of 70 trabecular meshwork biopsies obtained at the time of therapeutic surgery in glaucomatous and cataractous eyes revealed that the mesothelial cells in the iridocorneal angle had a marked abundance of cilia and centrioles. The distribution of cells showing cilia and/or centrioles is positively correlated with the apparent aqueous humor outflow pathway. The morphology and arrangement of the cilia-centriole complexes in the angle are highly variable and show many forms not previously reported in a single tissue. There were no obvious correlations between organelle abundance and the identifiable factors affecting the patients involved in this study.


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