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ScientificWorldJournal. 2006 Jan 17;6:12-5.

Confocal imaging: blood and lymphatic capillaries.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Hospital of Beijing University, Beijing, China.


Traditional imaging techniques are quite limited for the study of the relationship between blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. Therefore, a new imaging technique is required based on blood vessel and lymphatic endothelial-specific molecular markers. In this short report, vascular molecular markers are reviewed and a new molecular imaging technique for blood vessel and lymphatic co-staining is introduced.

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