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Description - Development of the Ocular Lens by Frank J. Lovicu

Development of the Ocular Lens provides a current view of research in lens developmental biology, emphasising recent technical and molecular breakthroughs. Elucidation of the mechanisms that govern lens development has enabled us to understand how the normal lens forms and how developmental processes, namely cell proliferation and differentiation, are involved in the maintenance of its normal structure, function and growth throughout life. This knowledge is fundamental to our understanding of many lens disorders. The ocular lens has also become a model for understanding the developmental biology of more complex organ systems. In this book, leading experts in lens cell biology and development discuss lens evolution, induction, morphology, the regulation of the lens cell cycle and fiber cell differentiation, as well as lens regeneration. This book is a broad and authoritative treatment of the subject that will serve as a reference for graduate students and research scientists in developmental biology and in the visual sciences, as well as for ophthalmologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521838191
ISBN-10: 0521838193
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 34mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frank J. Lovicu

Frank J. Lovicu is a Senior Lecturer at the Save Sight Institute and in the Department of Anatomy and Histology, Institute for Biomedical Research, at the University of Sydney, Australia. He currently heads the Lens Research Laboratory in the Department of Anatomy & Histology, where he studies the role of growth factors in regulating normal and aberrant lens cell behavior. Michael L. Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, USA. He also heads the Transgenic and Embryonic Stem Cell Core Facility at Columbus Children's Research Institute. Dr Robinson's research is focused on the role of FGF receptor signaling during lens fiber cell differentiation.