The Tsk-1 model of cutaneous fibrosis exhibits increased MAGP-2, loss of fibulin-5 and increased fibulin-2 matrix. (a) Tissue sections from tight skin (Tsk) mice (panels 1 and 3) and control (panels 2 and 4) mice were immunostained for microfibril-associated glycoprotein (MAGP)-2. MAGP-2 is indicated by arrowheads. MAGP-2 was detected at higher levels in all dermal layers (panel 1 versus panel 2). Hypodermis (H) is shown (panel 3 versus panel 4). PC, panniculus carnosus; D, dermis. (b) Control (left panel) and Tsk (right panel) mice skin sections from 6-week-old mice were stained in parallel for fibulin-5 by immunohistochemistry. Positive staining is indicated by arrows at the muscle-connective tissue (M-CT) interface. Hypodermal connective tissue (HD) and hypodermal muscle (M) are indicated. Original magnification: 400×. (c) Control (panels 1 and 3) and Tsk (panels 2 and 4) mouse skin sections from 6-week-old mice were stained in parallel for fibulin-2 by immunohistochemistry. Positive staining is indicated by arrows (M-CT interface) and in panel 4 around hair follicles (F). (a) Reproduced with permission from Lemaire et al. Arthritis Rheum 2004 © John Wiley & Sons/American College of Rheumatology . (b) and (c) Reproduced with permission from .
Krieg et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007 9(Suppl 2):S4 doi:10.1186/ar2188