[Histonet] smooth muscle in heart valves

Smith, Allen asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Wed Feb 21 13:11:53 CST 2007

My experience has been that unless one does the differentiatiation step
under a microscope, all trichrome stains sometimes give false colors.

However, if the "false color" always appears in the same place, it may not
be false.  Filip, Radu, & Simionescu found smooth muscle in human heart
valves (Circ. Res. 59: 310-320, 1986).  Their finding has been confirmed in
subsequent papers from other laboratories, most recently by Borin,
Vanhercke, & Weyns (Acta Cardiol. 61: 463-469, 2006)



Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy

Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences

    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Miami Shores, Florida  33161


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