The type I collagen and alpha-actin
smooth muscle were abundant in the stroma of the ventral prostate of the animals (Figs.
Altered expression of alpha-actin
, smooth muscle myosin heavy chain-1 and calponin in cultured smooth muscle cells by oxidized low density lipoproteins.
From the scale of the graphs of the levels of alpha-actin
gene expression, it is possible to see that the results obtained from the qRT-PCR showed higher values that are easy to distinguish from one another.
Abbreviations TAAD: Thoracic aortic aneurysm with dissection TEE: Transesophageal echocardiography MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging CT: Computerized tomography ACTA2: Smooth muscle aortic alpha-actin
Other six different proteins differentially expressed were identified as cytoskeletal proteins: collagen-binding protein 2 (Collagen 2), alpha-actin
capping protein, actin (ACTB), vimentin (VIM), transgelin-2 (TAGLN 2) and transgelin (SM22).