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Table 2 Average morphometric data of sural nerves fascicles from the four experimental groups: normotensive Wistar rat control group (WR), normotensive Wistar rat chronically induced diabetes group (WR + STZ), spontaneously hypertensive rat group (SHR), spontaneously hypertensive rat chronically induced diabetes group (SHR + STZ)

From: Association of chronic diabetes and hypertension in sural nerve morphometry: an experimental study

  WR WR + STZ SHR SHR + STZ
Fascicular area (μm2) 76963 ± 4361 64739 ± 3732 50018 ± 2047 42670 ± 2345*+
Fascicular diameter (μm) 202 ± 24 169 ± 17 153 ± 10 156 ± 11
Myelinated fiber number 1079 ± 82 1039 ± 50 849 ± 28*+ 767 ± 28*+
Myelinated fiber density (number of fibers/μm2) 13994 ± 601 16894 ± 1113 17206 ± 391*+ 18471 ± 684*+
Schwann cell nucleus number 60 ± 5 66 ± 4 51 ± 2 28 ± 2*+#
Schwann cell nucleus density (number of nucleus/μm2) 789 ± 60 1094 ± 103 1055 ± 60*+ 670 ± 77+#
Capillary occupancy (%) 0.90 ± 0.18 0.91 ± 0.17 0.43 ± 0.08 0.27 ± 0.06*+
  1. *indicates significant difference compared to Normotensive Wistar rat (WR) group; + indicates significant difference compared to Normotensive Wistar rat with chronic induced diabetes (WR + STZ) group; # indicates significant difference compared to Spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) group.