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Fig. 3

From: Repeated electroacupuncture treatment attenuated hyperalgesia through suppression of spinal glial activation in chronic neuropathic pain rats

Fig. 3

Immunofluorescent staining of glia fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) for displaying astrocytes in Ipsi and Cont DHs of lumbar spinal cord on day 6 and 18 after CCI in rats of the five groups. a Representative samples of immunofluorescence staining showing an increase of the number of GFAP-labeled astrocytes in the superficial layers of DHs of lumbar spinal cord on the Ipsi and Cont sides of surgery on day 18 (relevant to day 6). In the right column of both Ipsi and Cont DH section samples, a magnification of GFAP-labeled astrocytes (got from the dashed square boxes of the tissue section samples on the left side) is shown, suggesting an increase of number of the activated astrocytes after CCI. b Bar graphs showing the mean immunofluorescence intensity of GFAP in the Ipsi and Cont DHs on day 6 and 18 in the 5 groups. Eight rats in each group were examined and data are expressed in Mean ± SD(n = 6/group). ^^ P < 0.01, vs the normal group; # P < 0.05, ## P < 0.01, vs the sham group

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