In the calf eye lens, four morphologically distinct cell types can be detected: three in the epithelial monolayer and one in the cortical part. During differentiation, there is a quantitative change in the synthesis of crystallin subunits. A marked increase in alphaA-chains and several beta-crystallin polypeptides accompanies the transition from epithelial to fiberlike lens cells while synthesis of the non-crystallin proteins diminishes significantly.
Lens differentiation. Crystallin synthesis in isolated epithelia from calf lenses.
A J Vermorken, J M Hilderink, W J van de Ven, H Bloemendal; Lens differentiation. Crystallin synthesis in isolated epithelia from calf lenses.. J Cell Biol 1 January 1978; 76 (1): 175–183. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.76.1.175
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