Contractile and cytoskeletal proteins of smooth muscle cells in rat, rabbit, and human arteries.

@article{Thomas2000ContractileAC,
  title={Contractile and cytoskeletal proteins of smooth muscle cells in rat, rabbit, and human arteries.},
  author={Anita C. Thomas and Julie Ann Campbell},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={249-56}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether similar populations of smooth muscle cells, in relation to contractile and cytoskeletal proteins, are present in normal and diseased human coronary arteries and normal and injured rat and rabbit arteries. Rat aortae and rabbit carotid arteries were de-endothelialised and the resulting neointimal thickening examined at set time points 2-24 weeks later. Immunohistochemistry revealed that arteries had three distinct populations of cells in respect to… CONTINUE READING