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Masson’s trichrome staining for the collagen structure of entheses.

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posted on 2017-02-07, 18:34 authored by Kai Xu, Lara A. Kuntz, Peter Foehr, Katharina Kuempel, Alexandra Wagner, Jutta Tuebel, Constantin V. Deimling, Rainer H. Burgkart

(A) Control group showing collagen fibers with cells embedded in between. (B, C, D) Collagen alignment of treated samples for group 5, 6, and 10, respectively. Group 10 showed loosened collagen structure and partial ruptures. Cells were completely removed in B, C, and D. Scale bar = 100 μm. T, I, B refer to tendon, interface region, and bone, respectively.