Western blot analysis and quantification of growth factors in aortic plaques from high cholesterol-fed rabbits.

<p>(A) Protein expression of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR-2), basic fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2), FGF receptor 1 (FGFR)-1, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and PDGF receptor β (PDGFR-β). (B-G) Quantification of VEGF-A, VEGFR-2, FGF-2, FGFR-1, PDGF-BB, and PDGFR-β. Each experiment was repeated three times. Data are presented as the mean±SEM. *<i>p</i><0.05 vs. week 4; #<i>p</i><0.05 vs. week 6; ^<i>p</i><0.05 vs. week 8; &<i>p</i><0.05 vs. week 10.</p>