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Research Article

Assessment of the Protective Role of Prenatal Zinc versus Insulin Supplementation on Fetal Cardiac Damage Induced by Maternal Diabetes in Rat Using Caspase-3 and KI67 Immunohistochemical Stains

Table 6

Percentage frequency distribution of proliferation index in KI67 immunohistochemical stained myocardial sections in the different groups.

ParameterGroup
CSTZ-DMSTZ-DM + ZnSTZ-DM + In

Low proliferation KI67 index ≤ 15%12682327
Intermediate proliferation KI67 index 16–30%25174746
High proliferation KI67 index >30%63153027
Total (%)100100100100

Chi-square 113.17.
value < 0.00001.
C: control group, STZ-DM: streptozotocin-induced diabetic group, STZ-DM + In: streptozotocin-induced diabetic treated with insulin group, and STZ-DM + Zn: streptozotocin-induced diabetic treated with Zn group.
, compared to the control group and compared to the STZ-DM group.

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