DNA flow cytometry of myocardial cell nuclei in paraffin-embedded, human autopsy, cardiac tissue.

Changes in nuclear DNA occur in myocytes as they grow and hypertrophy. We used DNA flow cytometry to study myocardial nuclei from paraffin-embedded human autopsy tissue. Forty hearts ranging from 310-1040 g were studied. Histograms generated for each heart showed peaks at the 2N and 4N positions. Two of 9 hearts weighing 310-430 g had 8N peaks as well… CONTINUE READING