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Figure 8 | BMC Pharmacology

Figure 8

From: Beneficial effect of agmatine on brain apoptosis, astrogliosis, and edema after rat transient cerebral ischemia

Figure 8

Overexpression of cerebral AQP4 by MCAO in rats (n = 8 in each group of different treatments). *The numbers of AQP4-positive cells (B) 4 days after MCAO injury was significantly (P < 0.05) increased for MCAO-injured animals treated with an i.v. dose of normal saline (1 mL/kg) compared with MCAO sham controls. The increased numbers of AQP4-positive cells 4 days after MCAO injury was significantly decreased for MCAO-injured animals treated with an i.v. dose of agmatine (100 mg/kg) compared with vehicle controls. The photomicrograph (A) illustrates a typical example for the beneficial effect of agmatine.

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