corneal corpuscle

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corneal corpuscle

A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.
See also: corpuscle
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corneal corpuscle 

Main cellular element of the corneal stroma. It is a flattened, dendritic cell located between the lamellae with a large flattened nucleus and lengthy processes which may communicate with neighbouring cells. These cells have fibroplastic and phagocytic functions. Syn. corneal fibrocyte; fixed cell; keratocyte.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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After 3 months postoperatively, the rabbits were sacrificed for the immunohistochemical staining study for corneal epithelial marker keratin 3 (K3), corneal keratocyte marker vimentin and conjunctival epithelial marker MUC5AC.
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It is known that both corneal keratocytes and CECs are derived from NCSCs [3, 4, 56].
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Cornea was examined for anterior thinning, the presence of inflammatory cells associated with the lenticule, and activation of corneal keratocytes, which may indicate the development of fibrosis [21,22].
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Corneal keratocytes are activated and transformed into myofibroblasts and fibroblasts upon injury, which is an important biological event during corneal wound repair with scar formation [18].
Effects of antifungal drugs and delivery vehicles on morphology and proliferation of equine corneal keratocytes in vitro.
It has been demonstrated that human BM-MSCs can differentiate into epithelial corneal cells in vivo and into corneal keratocytes in vitro and AT-MSCs can differentiate into epithelial corneal cells in vitro, while human U-MSCs can differentiate into corneal keratocytes in vivo [66-68].