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Neuroprotective Effects of Cuscutae Semen in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Figure 5

In vivo MPTP-induced DA fiber neurotoxicity in the STR. The treatment of the MPTP-injected mice with CS prevented DA neuronal death in the STR. MPTP-injected mice were treated with CS (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg) or PBS for 6 days beginning 12 h after the final MPTP injection. Seven days after the MPTP injections, brain sections were prepared and immunostained with TH antibody to identify DA fibers. The representative images were displayed (a). Scale bar was 5 mm. The densities of the TH-fibers in the STR were stereologically counted (b). The error bars represent the SEMs. , , significantly different from the MPTP with PBS group. , significantly different from the saline with PBS group (one-way ANOVA and Student-Newman-Keuls analyses). The schematic brain sections are from the atlas (Paxinos and Franklin, 1997). The square represents STR in the mouse brain. C: control; M: MPTP; CS50: CS50+MPTP; CS100: CS100+MPTP; CS200: CS200+MPTP.

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