Table 2.

Staining intensities of antibodies against laminin chainsa

Category1 mo2 mo3 mo4 mo
aThe staining intensities of the antibodies against laminin (α1, β1, γ1), laminin β1, and laminin α5 chains in renal sections of lean litter control (LL) and diabetic (db) mice were evaluated on a 1+ to 4+ scale. At each time point shown, renal sections containing eight to 10 glomeruli and generous areas of renal cortex from two to six mice belonging to at least two individual batches were evaluated. The data represent composite averages of intensities of staining with each antibody in the renal sections from mice studied at each time point.
Laminin (α1, β1, γ1)
LL+++++
db ++++++++++++
Laminin β1
LL++++++
db ++++++++++++++
Laminin α5
LL+++++
db ++++++++++++