Basic Research
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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2006; 12(8): 1211-1218
Published online Feb 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i8.1211
Figure 7
Figure 7 Immunohistochemical analysis (x 20) of α-SMA and collagens I-VII in colon from Smad3 null and wild-type mice. A similar localization of α-SMA antibody was found in miocytes of muscularis mucosae, muscle layer and vessels of both groups of animals. Staining of collagens I-VII in large intestine of Smad3 null and wild-type mice was localized mainly within connective tissue of submucosa and muscularis propria showing identical staining pattern between the two groups of mice.