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Fig. 6 | Molecular Neurodegeneration

Fig. 6

From: Defining the contribution of neuroinflammation to Parkinson’s disease in humanized immune system mice

Fig. 6

MPTP injections increased astrogliosis in the substantia nigra and hippocampus of humanized CD34+ mice. The hCD34+ mice were intraperitoneal injected three times with saline vehicle or MPTP-HCL (18 mg/kg) at 2 h intervals followed by FK506 injections (10 mg/kg/day) for 5 days. Eight days post MPTP injections, brains were dissected out and right hemispheres fixed and immunostained using anti-GFAP antibody (astrocyte marker). a Representative images from substantia nigra and hippocampus are shown at 10× magnification. Optical density of immunopositive staining from the b hippocampus was measured and averaged for 3–4 optical fields at 10× magnification per section from 4–5 animals per group and c number for GFAP positive cells from the substantia nigra were counted and averaged ± SD (*p < 0.05)

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