Figure 1 .

Representative example of vascular islands in a rat mesenteric microvacular network. Positive PECAM labeling identified lymphatic (L) and venules (V) and blood capillaries (CA). PECAM labeling also identified vascular islands defined as disconnected endothelial cell structures having either blood capillary-like (arrows) or lymphatic (arrowheads) morphology. Scale bar = 100 μm.

Kelly-Goss et al. BMC Physiology 2012 12:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6793-12-7
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