Vimentin is a possible marker of corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cells
What is it about?
This micrograph corresponds to the paper that describes a possible interaction between keratin and vimentin cytoskeletal networks together with hemidesmosomal components such as alpha 6 beta 4 integrin, in order to enhance cell motility during wound healing and cell migratory movements linked to embryo development. The micrograph appears in Figure 1 in J Cell Physiol. 2017 Apr;232(4):818-830. doi: 10.1002/jcp.25487.
Why is it important?
We consider that this work is important due to the possible association between the vimentin/keratin networks in early differentiating epithelial cells and epithelial progenitors, which may be actively involved in migratory movements during wound healing and development.
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