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Circular and helical arrangement aspects of skin CBs.

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posted on 2013-02-19, 16:52 authored by Juliana Fulan Ribeiro, Eli Heber Martins dos Anjos, Maria Luiza S. Mello, Benedicto de Campos Vidal

A 3D circular arrangement of CBs is envisioned in a thick skin section. Birefringence compensation is observed in the collagen fibers oriented at 45° with respect to the crossed polarizer-analyzer. The various hues of gray are a function of differences in fiber orientation, resulting in birefringent images that range from complete compensation (black) to non-compensation (brilliance). Bar = 50 µm.