The epithelium of the mouse lens stains intensely with antisera to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). A protein co-migrating with GFAP and immunoreactive with antisera to GFAP can be demonstrated in lens epithelium protein extracts by immunoblots. GFAP has previously been considered unique to cells of neural origin, but this study demonstrates that ectodermally derived cells express GFAP or a highly similar protein.

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