volume 16, issue 12, P1179-1192 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.16.12.1179.5036
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Abstract: The finding of increased nuclear p53 in the limbal epithelium of pterygia, limbal tumors, and most pingueculae indicates the probable existence of p53 mutations in these cells as an early event in their development, which is consistent with their causation by UV radiation causation. In addition, due to a damaged p53-dependent programmed cell death mechanism, mutations in other genes are progressively acquired which allows the multi-step development of pterygia and limbal tumor cells from p53 positive cells ove…

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