Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2019 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Anti‐Aging Effects of Schisandrae chinensis Fructus Extract: Improvement of Insulin Sensitivity and Muscle Function in Aged Mice

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Supplementation with SFe enhanced the grip strength and increased myofiber size of aged mice. (a) Grip strength. The data are the mean ± standard error (SE) (n = 11 per group). ; (b) H&E and PAS staining of TA muscle sections. Representative images are shown (×200) (n = 3 per group). (c) The cross-sectional area (CSA) distribution of muscle fiber was measured using ImageJ program, and the average CSA are shown (n = 3 per group). (d) The percentage of myofiber with central nuclei in TA muscle (n = 3 per group). (e) PAS-stained positive and negative myofibers were counted using ImageJ program, and the data are expressed as a percentage of the number of total myofibers. Data are presented as the mean ± standard error (SE) (n = 3 per group). Three different areas per sample were analyzed. ; ; and .
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