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Table 1 Demographic features of specimens studied for immunocytochemical localization of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and of its receptor

From: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and its receptor in the human and the sand rat intervertebral disc

Subject number Site Thompson score Age (years), gender Other information Herniated?
1 L4 to L5: OA, IA, nuc 1.5 45, female Cooperative Human Tissue Network – unknown cause of death -
  L3 to L4: OA, IA, nuc 2    -
2 L4 to L5 2 35, female Surgical specimen No
3 L4 to L5 2 32, female Surgical specimen Yes
4 L5 to S1 2 21, male Surgical specimen Yes
5 L4 to L5 2 44, female Surgical specimen Yes
6 L4 to L5 2 37, female Surgical specimen Yes
7 L4 to L5: OA, IA, nuc 2.5 40, male Cooperative Human Tissue Network – cause of death, myocardial infarct -
8 L4 to L5 3 46, female Surgical specimen No
9 L3 to L4 3 53, male Surgical specimen Yes (recurrent)
10 L4 to L5 3 53, male Surgical specimen No
11 L4 to L5, L5 to S1 3 29, female Surgical specimen No
12 L4 to L5 3 54, male Surgical specimen Yes
13 L2 to L3 3 58, male Surgical specimen Yes
14 L1 to L2: OA, IA, nuc 3 33, female Cooperative Human Tissue Network – cause of death, pulmonary embolism -
14 T12 to L1: OA, IA, nuc 3.5    -
14 L3 to L4: OA, IA, nuc 4    -
15 L1 to L2, L2 to L3, L3 to L4 4 59, female Surgical specimen No
16 L4 to L5 4 39, female Surgical specimen Yes (recurrent)
17 L5 to S1 4 48, female Surgical specimen Yes (recurrent)
18 L2 to L3, L3 to L4, L4 to L5, L5 to S1 4 56, female Surgical specimen No
19 L4 to L5 4 19, male Surgical specimen No
20 L3 to L4 4 78, male Surgical specimen Yes
21 L5 to S1 5 44, female Surgical specimen No
22 L5 to S1 5 39, male Surgical specimen No
  1. IA, inner annulus; L, lumbar; nuc, nucleus; OA, outer annulus; L, lumbar.