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From: Quantification of active and total transforming growth factor-β levels in serum and solid organ tissues by bioassay

Figure 5

Active and total TGF-β levels in sham and two weeks post-myocardial infarction (MI) mice left ventricular myocardium measured by ELISA and bioassay. A: Active TGF-β levels and B: Total TGF-β levels in sham and two weeks post-MI heart homogenate. For both sham and MI, bioassay revealed not only significantly higher TGF-β levels than ELISA (p < 0.05), but also showed significant increase of both TGF-β levels in MI compared with sham (p < 0.05), whereas ELISA failed to show significant increase in MI compared with sham. Sample size: n = 6. ELISA=enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, MI=myocardial infarction, TGF-β=transforming growth factor-β.

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