The connective tissue compartment in the terminal region of the developing rat lung. An ultrastructural study.

@article{Wasowicz1996TheCT,
  title={The connective tissue compartment in the terminal region of the developing rat lung. An ultrastructural study.},
  author={M Wasowicz and Shigeo Yokoyama and Kenji Kashima and Iwao Nakayama},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 4},
  pages={268-82}
}
The present study was designed to analyze the connective tissue compartment in the terminal region of the developing rat lung. Lungs of rat fetuses (at 17, 19 and 21 days of gestation) and of newborns (2, 4, 7, 10, 14 and 21 days after birth) were examined by several ultrastructural techniques; staining with tannic acid for elastic fibers (EFs), collagen fibers (CFs) and basement membranes (BMs); staining with ruthenium red for glycosaminoglycans; and immunoelectron microscopy for visualization… CONTINUE READING