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Figure 4

From: Intradiscal transplantation of synovial mesenchymal stem cells prevents intervertebral disc degeneration through suppression of matrix metalloproteinase-related genes in nucleus pulposus cells in rabbits

Figure 4

Intradiscally injected MSCs maintain microstructure of nucleus pulpous. (a) Macroscopic views of the sagittal section of intervertebral discs at two weeks after operation. (b) Sagittal sections with Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE) staining after operation. (c) Higher magnification of the framed area with type II collagen immunostaining.

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