volume 16, issue 2, P116-126 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.
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Abstract: This study demonstrated a neonatal rat RPE cell line that proliferated rapidly in vitro, expressed high levels of message for hFGF and FGFR-1(flg) receptor, and continued to express RPE-cell characteristics. Importantly, mRNA levels of confluent cultures of these cells were sufficient for bFGF mRNA blot analysis, which eliminates the necessity for PCR and for using excessive numbers of animals for such studies.