Lens placode
The Lens placode is a thickened portion of ectoderm which serves as the precursor to the lens
Lens (anatomy)
The crystalline lens is a transparent, biconvex structure in the eye that, along with the cornea, helps to refract light to be focused on the retina. The lens, by changing shape, functions to change the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at various distances, thus allowing a...


SRY -box 2, also known as SOX2, is a transcription factor that is essential to maintain self-renewal of undifferentiated embryonic stem cells....

 and Pou2f1
POU domain, class 2, transcription factor 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the POU2F1 gene.-Interactions:POU2F1 has been shown to interact with SNAPC4, Ku80, Glucocorticoid receptor, Sp1 transcription factor, NPAT, POU2AF1, Host cell factor C1, TATA binding protein, RELA, Nuclear...

are involved in its development.

External links

  • http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/martini10/chapter18/custom3/deluxe-content.html
  • http://isc.temple.edu/neuroanatomy/lab/embryo_new/eye/2/
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