Comparative atomic force and scanning electron microscopy: an investigation of structural differentiation of hepatic stellate cells.

@article{Chang2009ComparativeAF,
  title={Comparative atomic force and scanning electron microscopy: an investigation of structural differentiation of hepatic stellate cells.},
  author={Kai-Ting Chang and May-Jywan Tsai and Ya-Ting Cheng and Jyun-Jlang Chen and R C Hsia and Yu-Shiu Lo and Yuan-Ron Ma and C K Weng},
  journal={Journal of structural biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={167 3},
  pages={200-8}
}
The molecular mechanism leading to the transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC) into myofibroblast-like cells following liver injury is not well understood. The state of cultured rat HSCs was determined using primarily fluorescence microscopy (UV), immunofluorescence (IF) (Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), Desmin, alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA), F-actin) and immunocytochemistry (ICC) (GFAP, Desmin, alpha-SMA, Fibulin-2). Additionally, tapping-mode atomic force… CONTINUE READING

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