Table 2: Myelinated fiber morphometry.

2-month control2-month BB/Wor4-month control4-month BB/Wor7-month control7-month BB/Wor10-month control10-month BB/Wor

Fiber area ( m2)30.9 ± 2.630.7 ± 3.336.2 ± 3.832.5 ± 3.641.7 ± 1.033.3 ± 2.3****38.9 ± 2.031.4 ± 1.5****
Axon area ( m2)11.7 ± 1.011.5 ± 1.915.0 ± 1.611.9 ± 1.4***18.5 ± 0.513.6 ± 1.4****16.2 ± 1.112.4 ± 0.8****
Myelin area ( m2)19.2 ± 2.019.2 ± 1.822.1 ± 2.420.4 ± 1.324.8 ± 2.119.7 ± 1.6***22.7 ± 1.719.0 ± 1.5**
a/m ratio0.613 ± 0.0630.601 ± 0.0790.655 ± 0.1190.624 ± 0.0840.750 ± 0.0650.692 ± 0.0790.716 ± 0.0690.654 ± 0.071
OR (%)49.8 ± 7.646.6± 4.249.7 ± 3.552.4± 3.661.3 ± 3.758.3 ± 1.857.9 ± 4.750.0 ± 5.8*
I.C.0.955 ± 0.0120.926 ± 0.023*0.937 ± 0.0130.906 ± 0.0170.946 ± 0.0050.900 ± 0.007****0.924 ± 0.0110.895 ± 0.026*

Results are means ± SD. * , ** , *** and **** versus respective control rats.