Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

A Brief Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medical Elongated Needle Therapy on Acute Spinal Cord Injury and Its Mechanism

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Use immunohistochemistry staining method to observe the positive cells expression in anterior and posterior horns of spinal cord. (a) On the 3rd day in the sham operation group, there was little positive cells expression of Fas protein (SP ×400). (b) On the 3rd day in the model operation group, positive cells of Fas protein scatter on damaged grey and white neuron, most of the positive cells scatter on white matter. There are positive signals inside ectoenzyme and endochylema (SP ×400). (c) On the 3rd day in the elongated needle therapy, the grey matter of Fas protein positive cells are less when comparing with the model group (SP ×400). (d) On the 5th day in the sham operation group, there is no evidence to show the positive cells expression of Caspase-3 protein. (e) On the 5th day in the model operation group, Caspase-3 protein positive cells are scattered on damaged grey matter dorsal horn neurons, and there are positive signals inside ectoenzyme and endochylema (SP ×400). (f) On the 5th day in the elongated needle therapy, there is expression of Caspase-3 positive cells in dorsal horn region of spinal cord grey matter, but the expression of positive cells is more scattered than that of the model group (SP ×400).
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