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Figure 2: HE staining of representative axial spinal cord sections from the three groups of mice. (a) Contusion model: the ventral part of the spinal cord tissue was preserved, whereas the dorsal part was replaced by fibrous scar tissue after SCI. (b) Transection model: normal structure of the spinal cord totally disappeared. (c) Control mouse.