Fullwood, N. J. and Hammiche, A. and Pollock, H. M. and Hourston, D. J. and Song, M. (1995) Atomic force microscopy of the cornea and sclera. Current Eye Research, 14 (7). pp. 529-535.Full text not available from this repository.
We report the first investigation of the extracellular matrix of cornea and sclera using an atomic force microscope (AFM), and evaluate the potential of this new technique. We were able to obtain 2-3 nanometre resolution of both tissues in a condition close to their native state. The AFM was able to resolve surface features on the collagen fibrils, as well as providing unique images of crossbridge structures between collagen fibrils in both cornea and sclera.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Current Eye Research|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||atomic force microscope ; cornea ; sclera ; extracellular matrix|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2009 11:32|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:58|
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