Cytoskeletal features in longitudinal and circular smooth muscles during development of the rat portal vein

@article{Thivent1995CytoskeletalFI,
  title={Cytoskeletal features in longitudinal and circular smooth muscles during development of the rat portal vein},
  author={Alain Thi{\'e}vent and Jean-Louis Connat},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={279},
  pages={199-208}
}
Immunohistochemistry of α-smooth muscle actin and desmin, two markers of smooth muscle cell differentiation, and electron-microscopic observation of thick filaments of myosin were performed on the media of the developing rat hepatic portal vein to gain insights into the chronology of differentiation of its longitudinal and circular smooth muscles. In accordance with the ultrastructural distribution of thin filaments, staining of α-smooth muscle actin is lightly positive in the myoblasts at… CONTINUE READING