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Fig. 6

From: Effects of astaxanthin supplementation and electrical stimulation on muscle atrophy and decreased oxidative capacity in soleus muscle during hindlimb unloading in rats

Fig. 6

Representative images of dihydroethidium (DHE; red) and DAPI (blue) staining and merged images of the soleus muscle in each group (a). The graph for DHE fluorescence intensity (b) depicts ratio of DHE and corresponding DAPI fluorescence intensity, which was measured with BZ-X Analyzer. Protein expression level of SOD-1 (c) in each group. Scale bar represents 100 μm. Values indicate mean ± SEM. The symbols *, , , and §significant differences from the Con, HU, HU + AX, and HU + ES groups, respectively, at p < 0.05. Con control group, HU hindlimb unloading group, HU + AX hindlimb unloading plus astaxanthin treatment group, HU + ES hindlimb unloading plus electrical stimulation group, HU + AX + ES hindlimb unloading plus astaxanthin treatment with electrical stimulation group, SEM standard error of mean (colour figure online)

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