Longterm cultures of the aged human RPE do not maintain epithelial morphology and high transepithelial resistance
- 159 Downloads
KeywordsARPE19 Cell Corneal Endothelial Cell Transepithelial Resistance Bovine Corneal Endothelial Cell Culture Condition Variant
This work was supported by an E. Schrödinger Fellowship grant (J2463- B13) from the Austrian Science Foundation to BVS, and with A. Rabensteiner Awards in 2005 and 2006 to BVS from the Austrian Ophthalmic Society. The authors wish to thank Jane Hu and Dr. Dean Bok, JSEI/UCLA for advice on culture media formulation and fetal RPE cell culture techniques. Miri Englander assisted with RPE culture maintenance. Dr. Itaya from the Zarbin laboratory is gratefully acknowledged for providing the silicone scraping spatula.