Cardiology Research, ISSN 1923-2829 print, 1923-2837 online, Open Access
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Volume 2, Number 3, June 2011, pages 119-122

Demonstration of TGF-β and XIIIα in Endocardial Biopsies of Carcinoid Heart Disease Patients: an Immunofluorescence Study


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Confocal immunofluorescence microscopy of a biopsy specimen of a representative case of carcinoid heart disease. The cryosection was immunolabelled with rabbit anti-Lam and goat anti-rabbit Cy2 (green fluorescence) antibodies (magnification X 250).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Double immunofluorescence microscopy of biopsy specimens of representative cases of carcinoid heart disease. Cryosections were double-immunolabelled with rabbit anti-TGF-β and goat anti-rabbit Cy2 (green fluorescence) antibodies and rabbit anti-XIIIα and goat anti-rabbit Cy3 (red fluoresecence) antibodies (magnification X 250 (A) and X 630 (B)). Nuclei were stained with 7-aminoactinomycin (purple fluorescence).