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From: B lymphocyte stimulator modulates number and function of endothelial progenitor cells in systemic lupus erythematosus

Fig. 2

Number and morphology of EPC-CFU. a Histogram shows the mean number of EPC-CFU from HD and SLE at baseline (T0) and 1 month (T1) later belimumab. b The panels show the difference in number and organization between EPC-CFU from SLE to T0 and T1 at lower microscopic magnification. c Figures are representative of the morphology of EPC-CFU from SLE patients at T0 and T1 and HD. CFU from HD (top right panel) has a typical morphology of EPC-CFU, while CFU from SLE at T0 (top left panel) appears small and disorganized. CFU from SLE at T1 seems to be similar to those from HD in morphology and organization, as shown in the bottom panel. Images obtained in a representative experiment are shown

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