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From: Spatiotemporal evolution of early innate immune responses triggered by neural stem cell grafting

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In vivo cell graft and glial cell behaviour - quantitative analysis. (a) Survival of grafted neural stem cell-Luciferase/enhanced fluorescent green protein (NSC-Luc/eGFP). Presented data are the estimated total number of eGFP-expressing NSC-Luc/eGFP detected within the implant site for each mouse analysed (n = 5 for day 0, n = 5 for day 1, n = 4 for day 3, n = 4 for day 5, n = 4 for day 7 and n = 4 for day 14). The red line indicates the average total number of eGFP-expressing NSC-Luc/eGFP at each time point analysed. The inset graph represents the mean % (± standard error of the mean (SEM)) of NSC-Luc/eGFP graft survival at each time point analysed from day 1 post-implantation. Significant differences are described in the results section. (b-e) Cellular density of ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1)pos microglia and S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B)pos astrocytes within the implant site and within the implant border. Presented data are the ln(x)-transformed values of estimated total density of microglia and astrocytes within the implant border for each mouse analysed (n = 4 for day 0, n = 5 for day 1, n = 4 for day 3, n = 5 for day 5, n = 4 for day 7 and n = 4 for day 14). The red line indicates the average total cellular density at each time point analysed. Significant differences are described in the results section. (f) Astrogliosis within the implant site and implant border (both areas are combined here). Presented data indicate the average degree of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)pos astrogliosis (based on image coverage after GFAP staining) for each mouse analyses (n = 4 for day 0, n = 5 for day 1, n = 4 for day 3, n = 5 for day 5, n = 4 for day 7 and n = 4 for day 14). The red line indicates the average degree of astrogliosis at each time point analysed. Significant differences are described in the results section.

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