Promoted sprouting of neuronal progenitor cells in the lateral ventricles of MCAo rats treated with NormBM-MSC Cm and IschBM-MSC Cm. (A) The schematic picture displays the assessed lateral ventricle near hippocampus; Coronal sections of brain tissues from different treatment were immunostained with anti-doublecortin (DCX; green). DCX-positive cells were located along with lateral ventricles in the group given with BM-MSC Cm; magnification 200× (B): The immunoreactive area of DCX-positive cells was determined using Image-Pro Plus software. Representative data were taken as the means ± S.D. of three repetitions.