Electron microscopy of normal or burned mouse cornea. (A, B): Normal cornea reveals epithelial cells (ep) apposed on a regular basement membrane (arrowhead in B). Flattened fibroblastic cells (f) are surrounded by collagen fibrils in 2 perpendicular orientations. (C-G): burned cornea. (C): A neutrophil is seen in a remodeled collagen matrix. (D): A blood capillary lined by an endothelial cell (en) is surrounded by a continuous basal lamina (arrowhead) in which is incorporated a pericyte (p). (E): A lymphatic capillary is shown with a narrow irregular lumen (lu). (F, G): LEC (en) are associated with bundles of thin anchoring filaments into collagen fibrils (arrows). en = endothelial cell; lu = lumen. Scale bars in (A, E): 2 μm, in (B-D): 1 μm, and in (F, G): 0.5 μm.
Detry et al. BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:29 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-12-29