Capillary growth in the mesentery of normal young rats. Intravital video and electron microscope analyses.


Capillary sprouting was studied by a combination of intravital video recording and subsequent electron microscopy in the mesentery of young female rats without previous experimental manipulation. Selected segments of the mesenteric microvascular bed with capillary sprouts were carefully surveyed and mapped at a monitor magnification of 255 times and… (More)