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Fig. 12 | Acta Neuropathologica Communications

Fig. 12

From: Low-level blast exposure disrupts gliovascular and neurovascular connections and induces a chronic vascular pathology in rat brain

Fig. 12

Disrupted smooth muscle layers and intraluminal astrocytic processes are present in vessels 10 months after blast. Brain sections from rats sacrificed 10 months after the last blast exposure were immunostained for GFAP (red) and α-SMA (green) with a DAPI nuclear counterstain (blue). a-d Representative sections of the hippocampal stratum lacunosum moleculare from control (a-b) or blast-exposed (c-d) rats. The arrow in (d) indicates the presence of intraluminal GFAP. Note the vacuolation in the smooth muscle (α-SMA staining). Scale bar, 50 μm

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