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Figure 2: (a-f) Representative vascular changes in nonrenal control patients (a, c, e) and patients with early chronic kidney disease (CKD). (a, b) Increased expression of galectin-3 in arteria mammaria int. in early CKD patients (b) compared to nonrenal controls (a). Immunohistochemistry. (c, d) Marked increase in STAB2 expression in arteria mammaria int. in early CKD patients (d) compared to nonrenal controls (d). Immunohistochemistry. (e, f) Increased staining for C-reactive protein (CRP) in vena saphena magna in early CKD patients (f) compared to nonrenal controls (e). Immunohistochemistry.