Figure 3 : N-cadherin immunostaining in the stable atherosclerotic plaques and in the vascular tissue controls.
(A) High N-cadherin immunostaining in the extracellular matrix of the stable plaque. (B) High N-cadherin immunostaining in the
fibrous cap, particularly localized in the cytoplasm of VSMCs present here (insert). (C) Diffuse N-cadherin immunostainingin the
vascular tissue controls, in both cytoplasm and nucleus of involved cells. (D) Graph. A bar chart representing a comparison of the
% N-cadherin positive area of controls (n.20) vs. stable atherosclerotic plaques (n. 58), expressed by % positive, dark brown pixels
of the analyzed fields. Data are presented as mean±SD. p>0,05. A, B and C, original magnification 10x; scale bars:50 μm. Insert
in B, original magnification 20x; scale bar:10 μm.