Contact: Mary Leach
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Caption: Composite image depicting the palisades of Vogt within the human limbus (left), ABCB5-positive limbal stem cells isolated from the palisades (right; ABCB5 -- green, nucleus -- red) and a restored functional cornea following transplantation of human ABCB5-positive limbal stem cells to limbal stem cell-deficient mice (bottom right).
Credit: Kira Lathrop, Bruce Ksander, Markus Frank, and Natasha Frank.
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