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A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.

[Greek skhistos, split; see schist + -cyte.]
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A comparative study of human corneal keratocyte and endothelial cell density during aging.
Weng et al., "Epithelial injury induces keratocyte apoptosis: hypothesized role for the interleukin-1 system in the modulation of corneal tissue organization and wound healing," Experimental Eye Research, vol.
Y-27632 inhibited the transition of rabbit keratocyte to myofibroblast and modulated a wound healing process after a superficial lamellar keratectomy in a rabbit cornea [25].
Bourne, "Keratocyte density and recovery of subbasal nerves after penetrating keratoplasty and in late endothelial failure," JAMA Ophtalmology, vol.
Histologically, keratoconus displays many abnormal features which affect different layers of the cornea, including abnormal epithelial and stromal keratocyte shape, local thickening of the epithelium, Bowman's layer breakage, and thinning of the stroma [2, 3].
Coordination of protrusion and translocation of the keratocyte involves rolling of the cell body.
Verkman, "Aquaporin-1-facilitated keratocyte migration in cell culture and in vivo corneal wound healing models," Experimental Eye Research, vol.
Corneal confocal microscopy was utilized to demonstrate for the first time that PPAR[delta] inhibited keratocyte activation in vivo.
The value for R has been chosen equal to half the keratocyte thickness (Table 3).
Dipika Patel, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology from the University of Auckland in New Zealand said Keratocyte density (the cells that help keep the cornea transparent and maintain its healing ability) was up to 25 per cent lower in cases of Keratoconus patients who wore contact lenses than 'control' corneas.