Additional file 6.

Fibroblasts with contractile filaments constitute the wall of the post-infarct. (A) Heart section immunostained for a cardiac marker Tropomyosin (red), a myofibroblast marker alpha smooth muscle actin (green) and DAPI (blue). The outer rim of the post-infarct is surrounded by myofibroblasts. (A') Higher magnification of the framed area in (A) reveals fibroblast-cardiomyocyte coupling at the edge of the invading myocardium (arrowheads). Scale bar in (A) represents 300 μm.

Format: PDF Size: 1.9MB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Chablais et al. BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:21   doi:10.1186/1471-213X-11-21