Differential expression of type IV collagen isoforms, alpha5(IV) and alpha6(IV) chains, in basement membranes surrounding smooth muscle cells.

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Smooth muscle is composed of cigar-shaped, non-striated cells, each of which is encapsulated by a basement membrane and forms the contractile portion of tubular organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary tract, genitourinary tract, and vasculature, in which slow and sustained contractions are needed. We examined basement membranes produced by… (More)

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@article{Seki1998DifferentialEO, title={Differential expression of type IV collagen isoforms, alpha5(IV) and alpha6(IV) chains, in basement membranes surrounding smooth muscle cells.}, author={Toshihito Seki and Ichiro Naito and Toshitaka Oohashi and Yoshikazu Sado and Yoshifumi Ninomiya}, journal={Histochemistry and cell biology}, year={1998}, volume={110 4}, pages={359-66} }