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Table 2 Morphometric results of the regenerated nerve tissue after 9 weeks of implantation of nerve grafts

From: Neuroregenerative effects of olfactory ensheathing cells transplanted in a multi-layered conductive nanofibrous conduit in peripheral nerve repair in rats

  Normal nerve Autograft Cell/Scaffold Scaffold Silicone
Mean diameter of myelinated nerve fiber (μm) 6.65 ± 0.63* 4.32 ± 0.45* 3.65 ± 0.31* 2.71 ± 0.27 2.56 ± 0.31
Mean axoanl diameter (μm) 4.02 ± 0.36* 2.83 ± 0.34* 2.54 ± 0.24* 1.7 ± 0.17 1.39 ± 0.12
Mean thickness of myelin sheath (μm) 1.32 ± 0.11* 0.78 ± 0.11* 0.58 ± 0.08* 0.45 ± 0.09 0.49 ± 0.06
  1. * indicates significantly (p < 0.05) different with scaffold and silicone groups. Numbers are mean ± SD