Hypoxia Helps Maintain Nucleus Pulposus Homeostasis by Balancing Autophagy and Apoptosis
Morphometric and protein expression analyses of an ex vivo rat IVD culture model. (a) Representative histological images of ex vivo IVD cultures from 5-week-old and 10-week-old rats with or without injury (injection of 10 μL of PBS into the disc). Images shown are at 40x (H&E), 200x (H&E and Safranin O), and 400x (IHC) magnification. The dotted line indicates the NP. (b) Representative immunoblotting images (left) and statistical analysis of protein levels in the experimental groups. Data are presented as the .
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