Hyaluronic acid deposition in cardiac myxomas: localization using a hyaluronate-specific binding protein. The American journal of cardiovascular pathology Hendin, B. N., Longaker, M. T., Finkbeiner, W. E., Roberts, L. J., Stern, R. 1990; 3 (3): 209-215


Myxomas are the most common primary tumors of the heart. These lesions contain a gelatinous, ground-substancelike material which has been described as glycosaminoglycan in nature. Using a newly developed, cartilage-derived hyaluronic acid-binding protein and a modification of the avidin-biotin immunostaining procedure, we demonstrate that hyaluronic acid is contained in the jellylike material of cardiac myxomas.

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