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Fig. 3 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 3

From: Developing an animal model of Dupuytren’s disease by orthotopic transplantation of human fibroblasts into athymic rat

Fig. 3

Histologic evaluation of fascial tissues injected with DD-derived fibroblasts shows increased collagen deposition. A representative histochemical Masson’s trichrome stain of forepaw tissues harvested from three animals obtained from (a) untreated forepaw (b) forepaw implanted with CT-derived fibroblasts and (c) forepaw implanted with DD- derived fibroblasts is shown in x20 magnification. Tissues harboring DD-cells showed markedly darker blue staining, signifying increased collagen deposition

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