Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 12 pp 3683—3701

A functional variant of SMAD4 enhances macrophage recruitment and inflammatory response via TGF-β signal activation in Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection

Figure 1. The MALDI-TOF MS spectrum of candidate SNPs and large vessels CT angiography for clinical features of TAAD patients. (A) The MALDI-TOF MS spectrum of candidate SNPs. Genotypes of SNPs are determined by plotting peak intensity (y-axis) against mass (Da) (x-axis). The spectrum of rs12455792 is indicated by a circle. (B) Large vessels CT angiography and 3D scanning images for clinical features of thoracic aortic aneurysm (a, c) and dissection (b, d) patients.