Regional specific modulation of the glycocalyx and smooth muscle cell contractile apparatus in conduit arteries of tail-suspended rats.
Beijing, China. In J Appl Physiol, Jan 2016
The relative mRNA levels of syndecan-2, 3, 4, glypican-1, smooth muscle protein 22 (SM22), smoothelin (SMTN), and calponin were enhanced to 1.40, 1.53, 1.70, 1.90, 2.93, 2.30, and 5.23-fold respectively in the common carotid artery of the TS rat.
Tubular Compressed Collagen Scaffolds for Ureteral Tissue Engineering in a Flow Bioreactor System.
Lausanne, Switzerland. In Tissue Eng Part A, Sep 2015
This was confirmed by their gene expression of smooth muscle alpha-actin, smoothelin, collagen type I and III, elastin, laminin type 1 and 5, cytokeratin 8, and uroplakin 2. In addition, smooth muscle cell alignment predominantly perpendicular to the flow direction was observed, comparable to the cell orientation in native ureteral tissue.
Antigenic profile of muscularis mucosae and muscularis propria of the urinary bladder.
Warsaw, Poland. In Iran J Immunol, Mar 2015
Antibodies against actin, caldesmon, type IV collagen, cytokeratin, desmin, elastin, fibronectin, filamin, laminin, miotilin, smoothelin, and vimentin were used.
Clinical utility of immunohistochemistry in the diagnoses of urinary bladder neoplasia.
Indianapolis, United States. In Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol, 2010
In this article, we review the clinical utility of immunohistochemistry in a series of diagnostic scenarios, including flat urothelial lesions with atypia, rare variants of urothelial carcinoma, primary adenocarcinoma versus secondary colorectal tumors, distinguishing prostate from urothelial carcinoma, and the utility of smoothelin in staging bladder carcinoma.