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On the diurnal cycle of mitotic activity in the corneal epithelium of mice

Vasama, R.; Vasama, R.

Acta Anatomica 33(3): 230-237


ISSN/ISBN: 0001-5180
PMID: 13594054
Accession: 025155627

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The existence of a diurnal mitotic cycle in the corneal epithelium of inbred C-strain male mice was investigated. Mitotic activity was significantly greater, statistically evaluated, in the hours after midnight and in the morning than in the afternoon and evening. An apparent negative correlation between the spontaneous activity of the animals and the number of mitoses was perceived. When the spontaneous activity reached a peak, the process of cell division was at a minimum.

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