Corneal keratocyte | definition of corneal keratocyte by Medical dictionary
corneal corpuscle (redirected from corneal keratocyte)
one of the fixed flattened connective tissue cells between the lamellae of the cornea. Also called keratocyte
A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.
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.
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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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Effect of MT1-MMP deficiency and overexpression in corneal keratocytes
on vascular endothelial cell migration and proliferation.