Hyaluronan within fascia in the etiology of myofascial pain

@article{Stecco2011HyaluronanWF,
  title={Hyaluronan within fascia in the etiology of myofascial pain},
  author={Carla Stecco and Robert A. Stern and Andrea Porzionato and Veronica Macchi and Stefano Masiero and Antonio Stecco and Raffaele De Caro},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={891-896}
}
The layers of loose connective tissue within deep fasciae were studied with particular emphasis on the histochemical distribution of hyaluronan (HA). [...] Key Method Samples of deep fascia together with the underlying muscles were taken from neck, abdomen and thigh from three fresh non-embalmed cadavers. Samples were stained with hematoxylin–eosin, Azan-Mallory, Alcian blue and a biotinylated HA-binding protein specific for HA.Expand
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