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Cultivation and Characterization of Cornea Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells on Lens Capsule in Animal Material-Free Medium

  • Réka Albert equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Réka Albert, Zoltán Veréb

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, Stem Cells and Eye Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • Zoltán Veréb equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Réka Albert, Zoltán Veréb

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • Krisztián Csomós,

    Affiliation: Stem Cells and Eye Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • Morten C. Moe,

    Affiliation: Centre of Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Erik O. Johnsen,

    Affiliation: Centre of Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Ole Kristoffer Olstad,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Bjørn Nicolaissen,

    Affiliation: Centre of Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Éva Rajnavölgyi,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • László Fésüs,

    Affiliation: Stem Cells and Eye Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • András Berta,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • Goran Petrovski mail

    gokip@med.unideb.hu

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, Stem Cells and Eye Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

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  • Published: October 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047187

About the Authors

Réka Albert, András Berta, Goran Petrovski
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Réka Albert, Krisztián Csomós, László Fésüs, Goran Petrovski
Stem Cells and Eye Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Zoltán Veréb, Éva Rajnavölgyi
Department of Immunology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Morten C. Moe, Erik O. Johnsen, Bjørn Nicolaissen
Centre of Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Ole Kristoffer Olstad
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Corresponding Author

Email: gokip@med.unideb.hu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RA ZV GP. Performed the experiments: RA ZV KC MCM EOJ OKO GP. Analyzed the data: RA ZV KC MCM OKO GP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BN ER LF AB. Wrote the paper: RA ZV GP.