Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2016 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Changes in the Interstitial Cells of Cajal and Immunity in Chronic Psychological Stress Rats and Therapeutic Effects of Acupuncture at the Zusanli Point (ST36)

Figure 4

ICCs in intestinal tissue. The control group (a) shows that ICCs are spindle-shaped cells with 2-3 synapses; they are connected to each other by synapses and form network structure. The model group (b) shows that the number of ICCs and the synapses of ICCs are decreased, and the network integrity is damaged.

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