Figure 1. Expression levels of signature
genes and of K13 and K19 in the cornea and conjunctiva. Expression
levels were obtained by microarray method (A) and detected by
qRT–PCR (B). K12 expression was restricted to the cornea as
expected, whereas K15 and Mucin 5AC, both conjunctival markers, were
expressed almost exclusively in the conjunctiva. Both K13 and K19
transcripts were also preferentially expressed in the conjunctiva.
Abbreviations: K, cytokeratin.