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Figure 2: Effects of vitamin D on high glucose-induced HUVEC apoptosis determined by TUNEL method. HUVECs were cultured in petri dishes to 70%~80% confluence and then incubated with high glucose in the presence or absence of vitamin D (10−6 M) or Juglone (10−7 M) for 72 h. Cells were fixed in 10% paraformaldehyde for 30 min, washed with PBS, and then stained with TUNEL kits for positive apoptotic cells. (a) HUVECs with positive TUNEL staining; scale bar = 10 microns; black arrow indicates positive TUNEL staining. (b) Flow cytometry was used to measure cell apoptosis rate. HG: high glucose (33 mM); results are mean ± SEM (); versus control; versus HG (33 mM).