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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 12-15
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.12
Short Report

Confocal Imaging: Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries

Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Hospital of Beijing University, Beijing, China

Received 14 November 2005; Revised 30 November 2005; Accepted 5 December 2005

Academic Editor: Margaret Tzaphlidou

Copyright © 2006 Yingjie Cui.

Abstract

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.