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February 1968

Microtubules in the Lens

Author Affiliations

From Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard University Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(2):189-195. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040191017

Microtubules were regularly demonstrated in lens cells. They were especially abundant in the cortex at the equator where the movement of lens cells is most active. The microtubules may serve to maintain the shape and rigidity of the lens cell at the portion of constant movement.

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