Composition of the extracellular matrix of the peritoneum.

  title={Composition of the extracellular matrix of the peritoneum.},
  author={Craig A. Witz and Iris A Montoya-Rodriguez and Sook Kyung Cho and Victoria E. Centonze and Lynda F. Bonewald and Robert S. Schenken},
  journal={Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation},
  volume={8 5},
OBJECTIVE To localize the extracellular matrix proteins collagen I, collagen IV, fibronectin, and laminin in the peritoneal membrane. STUDY DESIGN Peritoneal biopsies (n = 13) from the anterior abdominal wall and the uterine serosa (n = 3) were incubated with antibodies to collagen IV, laminin, collagen I, and fibronectin. Specimens were examined using light and confocal laser scanning microscopy. RESULTS All of the extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins were present immediately under the… CONTINUE READING


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