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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 597863, 11 pages
Application of a Low-Level Laser Therapy and the Purified Protein from Natural Latex (Hevea brasiliensis) in the Controlled Crush Injury of the Sciatic Nerve of Rats: A Morphological, Quantitative, and Ultrastructural Study
1Department of Anatomy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, 2415 Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Department of Morphology, Physiology and Basic Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, S/N Avenida do Café, 14040-904 Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
3Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, 3900 Avenida Bandeirantes, 14049-900 Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
4Dental School, University of La Frontera, 1145 Avenida Francisco Salazar, 01145 Temuco, Chile
Received 10 April 2013; Revised 5 June 2013; Accepted 5 June 2013
Academic Editor: Richard Tucker
Copyright © 2013 Fernando José Dias et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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