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Figure 5

From: Root of Polygonum cuspidatum extract reduces progression of diabetes-induced mesangial cell dysfunction via inhibition of platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and interaction with its receptor in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Figure 5

Effect of PCE on mesangial cell proliferation in the renal glomeruli. Immunofluorescence staining was performed with anti-thy 1.1, which is a specific marker for mesangial cells, and anti-PCNA antibody and visualized with Texas-red and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), respectively, using a fluorescence microscope. Representative merged micrographs (yellow) of four independent experiments are shown at 400× magnification.

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