Hepatic histopathology following IR. Mice were pretreated with vehicle (i.e. saline), DMPP (1 mg/kg), or nicotine (1 mg/kg), prior to the onset of ischemia (90 min), followed by various reperfusion times (IR). Sham animals received the same pretreatment as the IR group, followed by sham operation. The ischemic liver sections were prepared and stained with H&E. The top row images represent the sham mice, which show normal hepatic histology. The following rows represent mice that were subjected to I/R. A pattern of reperfusion damage is evident by necrosis of hepatocytes in the pericentral and midzonal regions, with relative sparing of the periportal areas. Note the presence of neutrophils in the midzonal region around the central vein. Images are representative of n = 13 mice per saline or DMPP, and n = 8 per nicotine group.
Crockett et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2006 6:3 doi:10.1186/1472-6890-6-3