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Table 3 Degeneration of rat caudal IVD at different time points

From: MicroRNA-143-5p targeting eEF2 gene mediates intervertebral disc degeneration through the AMPK signaling pathway

Time point Non-degenerative IVD Total degenerative IVD Degenerative score Degenerative rate DHI (%) RDHC
At the beginning 30 0 0 0 100 ± 0 1
The 2nd week 14 16 3.35 ± 0.30* 53%* 86.44 ± 3.00* 0.75 ± 0.03*
The 4th week 5 25 5.07 ± 0.41* 83%* 69.00 ± 2.37* 0.70 ± 0.02*
  1. Note: n = 15
  2. DHI disc height index, RDHC rate of disc height change, IVD intervertebral disc
  3. *p < 0.05 vs. the data obtained at the beginning; the comparison of data was conducted using a t-test