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Fig. 4

From: Icariin protects rats against 5/6 nephrectomy-induced chronic kidney failure by increasing the number of renal stem cells

Fig. 4

Icariin increased the protein levels of HGF and BMP-7 while reduced TGF-β1 level. The protein levels of TGF-β1 (a), HGF (b), and BMP-7 (c) in rat kidney were assayed by immunohistochemical staining with specific antibodies. Representative pictures and the quantitative summaries were given. *, p < 0.01 compared to sham group; #, p < 0.01 compared to CKD model group

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