Histological and ELISA analysis of carotid arteries.

<p>Semi-quantitative intensity scores of the MMP-2, MMP-9, MRP14 and Mac-3 staining (n = 5) displayed as summed group score for DS, US and inside cuff regions (A). The summed group score is calculated by adding together the consensus reading results of all 5 animals, visualizing the results with respect to the performed staining and region (US, cuff or DS). Total MMP-2 (B) and MMP-9 (C) concentration normalised to protein level of right CCA US and DS region (n = 13) and left CCA as control (n = 14).</p>