Histological analysis of cardiac fibrosis. a Fibrosis analysis of Masson’s Trichrome-stained heart sections of MuRF2−/− and wild type hearts after 26 weeks high fat diet reveals no significant differences. b Confocal immunofluorescence analysis of vimentin (fibroblasts) in cardiac cross-sections from MuRF2−/− mice after 26 weeks HFD (N = 3/group). Values expressed as Mean ± SE. Statistical analysis was performed using a Student’s t test. *p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, #p < 0.05.