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Figure 5

From: The effect of Lycium barbarum on spinal cord injury, particularly its relationship with M1 and M2 macrophage in rats

Figure 5

Effects LBP on microglia/macrophage activation (polarization) in SCI. Relative numbers of iNOS/Arg1 ratio to the corresponding vehicle controls at the same time point in the same group were shown. In rats treated with LBP-pre, iNOS was up-regulated and Arg1 down-regulated, with consequent higher ratio of iNOS/Arg1, compared to vehicle groups, at both 7 d and 14 d, respectively. Whereas, LBP-aft administration induced both increase in iNOS and Arg1 level, but finally got a reduced iNOS/Arg1 ratio, versus its vehicle control at 14 d. *p < 0.05, compared to the corresponding vehicle control.

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