Perivascular localization of the podoplanin-expressing cells.

Thin cardiac sections were indirectly immunolabeled with podoplanin (red) and VEGFR-2 (green) antibodies. Nuclei, blue. Time after MI is indicated. Areas in rectangles are shown at a higher magnification in the adjacent images for each color channel and merged. Note the podoplanin-positive cells encircling the VEGFR-2-labeled BVs.