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Fig. 6 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Fig. 6

From: Donor mesenchymal stem cell-derived neural-like cells transdifferentiate into myelin-forming cells and promote axon regeneration in rat spinal cord transection

Fig. 6

The survival of injured host neurons in L1 Clarke’s nucleus (CN) and L3 ventral horn of spinal cord at 8 weeks after cell transplantation. ac Neural red staining of L1 CN in the gelatin sponge (GS) (a), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) (b), and NT-3-MSCs (MN) + TrkC-MSCs (MT) (c) groups. Arrows indicate the survival neurons in CN. df Neural red staining of L3 ventral horn in the GS (d), MSCs (e), and MN + MT (f) groups. Arrowheads indicate the survival neurons in ventral horn. g, h Bar charts show the number of survival neurons in CN and ventral horn. In the MN + MT group, the number of survival neurons in CN was more than in the MSCs and GS groups (g) (*P < 0.05, # P < 0.05). The number of survival neurons in ventral horn was more in the MSCs and MN + MT groups compared with the GS group (h) (*P < 0.05). One-way analysis of variance with least significant difference test statistics was performed to compare the number of survival neurons. Scale bars = 50 μm

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