The presence of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was shown in the retina and lens of the human fetal eye at different stages of prenatal development. PCR analysis revealed AFP mRNA neither in the retina nor in the lens, whereas in the fetal liver (control) AFP mRNA was found to be expressed. The data obtained indicate that AFP is not synthesized in retinal and lens cells of the human fetal eye but is imported from elsewhere to be taken up by these cells. The presence of AFP in the retina and lens implies its involvement in early morphogenesis and differentiation of these ocular tissues during prenatal human development.
Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera