Stepp Lab Publication News

October 4, 2017

The intraepithelial corneal nerves shown in this cover image for Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) use proteoglycans to help target them to their correct location within the corneal epithelium during development. This paper reports on the impact of the loss of the syndecan-1, an integral membrane proteoglycan, on corneal sensory nerve targeting during development and after injury.