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T R Kramer, H E Grossniklaus, N Vigneswaran, G O Waring, A Kozarsky; Cytokeratin expression in corneal endothelium in the iridocorneal endothelial syndrome.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1992;33(13):3581-3585.
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The immunocytologic characteristics of two formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded corneas from patients with the iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome and unaffected control corneas were studied. Binding of polyclonal antisera to Factor VIII, S-100 protein, involucrin, neuron specific enolase (NSE), and the lectins peanut agglutinin and Ulex europaeus agglutinin-1 was performed using the standard peroxidase-anti-peroxidase method. We detected reactive patterns of monoclonal antibodies to cytokeratins (34BE12 is a 56-58 kD mouse IgG reactive to stratified epithelia; Pkk1 is a 44-54 kD mouse IgG reactive to simple epithelia; and KL1 is a 55-57 kD mouse IgG reactive to epidermis and simple epithelia) using the standard avidin-biotin complex method. Staining properties were similar for the polyclonal antisera, lectins, NSE, and chromogranin in corneas with ICE syndrome and in the controls. However, the cytokeratins 34BE12, Pkk1, and KL1 were detected in the endothelium of the corneas with the ICE syndrome but not in the controls. These findings suggest that various cytokeratins are expressed in the corneal endothelium in the ICE syndrome that are not expressed in unaffected corneal endothelium.
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