The subbasement membrane distribution of type IV collagen in normal human skin.


Samples of normal human skin were obtained from 48 sites in 26 subjects ranging in age from 2 to 85 years. The samples were examined by indirect immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy using anti-human type IV collagen antibodies produced by immunizing rabbits with type IV collagen extracted from human placenta. Fluorescence was observed as… (More)