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Blood vessels in progeria mice

Photomicrographs showing the blood vessel of an untreated mouse with progeria (left) compared to the blood vessel of a similar mouse treated with the farnsyltransferase inhibitor drug tipifarnib. The drug blocked loss of smooth muscle cells (stained green) in blood vessels, preventing the cardiovascular disease characteristic of progeria

Date:October 03, 2008
Credit:Michelle Olive, NHGRI
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Dimensions:4290 x 2133
File Size:1.1 Mb
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