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Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in skeletal muscle of knockout mice suffering Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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PMID:  23188550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in fibrotic lesion in mdx mice. A total of six male C57BL/10 mice and six C57BL/10-DMD/mdx were distributed into two groups: control and animals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The medial part of gastrocnemius muscle was evaluated being the specimens stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and Sirius Red under normal and polarized light to differentiate type I (red and yellow) and III (green) collagen. COX-2 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry. The results revealed histopathological changes in C57BL/10-DMD/mdx as depicted by regenerating fibers. Sirius Red stain showed a substantial increase in the amount of type I collagen of mdx mice. DMD induced a strong COX-2 immunoexpression in intercellular space. Taken together, our results are consistent with the notion that necrotic and fibrotic lesions are able to increase COX-2 expression in DMD.
De Oliveira Flavia; Hananiah Tardivo Quintana; Jeferson André Bortolin; Odair Alfredo Gomes; Edson Aparecido Liberti; Daniel Araki Ribeiro
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histochemistry and cell biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-119X     ISO Abbreviation:  Histochem. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9506663     Medline TA:  Histochem Cell Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biosciences, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, Av Ana Costa 95, Vila Mathias, Santos, SP, 11060-001, Brazil.
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