Clusterin promotes corneal epithelial cell growth through upregulation of hepatocyte growth factor by mesenchymal cells in vitro.
Naoko N Okada, Tetsuya T Kawakita, Kenji K Mishima, Ichiro I Saito, Hideyuki H Miyashita, Satoru S Yoshida, Shigeto S Shimmura, Kazuo K Tsubota
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Although the cornea expresses high levels of clusterin (CLU), the role of CLU in the cornea is poorly understood. This study was performed to investigate the possible role of CLU in corneal epithelial homeostasis.