TitleDISTRIBUTION OF HEPARAN-SULFATE PROTEOGLYCANS IN EMBRYONIC CHICKEN NEURAL RETINA AND ISOLATED INNER LIMITING MEMBRANE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsChai, L, Morris, JE
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume13
Pagination669-677
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0271-3683
Abstract

Quantitative distribution of proteoglycans was studied in retinal neural epithelium and its basement membrane (inner limiting membrane). Heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) were primarily associated with both inner and outer plexiform (synaptic) layers, and inner limiting membrane (ILM), as determined by autoradiographs of lyase-digested cryosections. Based on distribution of S-35-sulfate-labeled proteoglycans, the isolated ILM contained on average approximately three fourths of its proteoglycans as HSPGs and one fourth as chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate proteoglycans (CS/DSPGs), whereas the remaining retina contained approximately equal amounts of the two proteoglycans (PGs). Immunohistochemical staining indicates that the core proteins of the HSPGs in the ILM are distinct from those of the plexiform layers. The photoreceptor layer, which other studies have shown to contain much of the extracellular CS/DSPGs, was not examined. Enrichment of distinct HSPGs in the ILM and plexiform layers support the conclusion that the HSPGs may be intimately involved in the different developmental events characterizing the two regions: development and extension of ganglion cell axons in the former, synaptogenesis and neuronal function in the latter.

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DOI10.3109/02713689408999903