Nerves, Vessels and Neuropeptides in and around the Stem Cell Region of a Human Scalp Anagen Hair Follicle Image
A 4-mm punch biopsy was acquired from a healthy 44-yr old Caucasian male, fixed and vertically sectioned into 200-micron-thick sections.
Sections were multi-stained with antibodies to the neuropeptide calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP, green), nerves (PGP9.5, red), and vasculature (Ulex europeaous-FITC, blue).
This image was captured using laser scanning confocal microscopy at 200X magnification and is a projection of one hundred one-micron optical sections.
- Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by AAAS and NSF, Finalist in Photography 2005
- Nikon International Small World Photo Microscopy Contest, Eleventh Place, 1997
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