Alterations in collagen subtype III and IV protein in experimental venous bypass grafting.

OBJECTIVE To examine changes in collagen III and IV protein during the development of intimal hyperplasia in experimental vein grafts. METHODS Sixteen New Zealand White rabbits underwent reversed, jugular vein, interposition grafting of the carotid artery. Vessels were harvested 3, 7 or 28 days after operation and subjected to immunohistochemical… CONTINUE READING