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Fig. 5 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Fig. 5

From: Surfactant effects on the viability and function of human mesenchymal stem cells: in vitro and in vivo assessment

Fig. 5

a IL-1β and (b) MIP-2 levels in lung tissues of 14-day-old rats exposed to RA or hyperoxia and treated with NS, MSCs, surfactant, or MSCs + surfactant on postnatal day 5. The rats reared in hyperoxia and treated with NS exhibited significantly higher IL-1β and MIP-2 than did those reared in RA and treated with NS, MSCs, or surfactant. The O2 + MSCs and O2 + MSCs + surfactant groups and the O2 + surfactant group exhibited a significantly lower IL-1β and lower MIP-2 than did the O2 + NS group, respectively. *P < 0.05. IL interleukin, MIP macrophage inflammatory protein, MSCs mesenchymal stem cells, NS normal saline, O 2 oxygen-enriched atmosphere, RA room air

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