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Table 5 Morphometric analysis of urinary space proximal tubules and distal tubules diameters and area percent of connective tissue surrounding the tubules and within the glomeruli in the different studied groups

From: Role of mesenchymal stem cells and their culture medium in alleviating kidney injury in rats diabetic nephropathy

Studied groupsUrinary space diameter (USD) (μm)Proximal tubules diameter (PCD) (μm)Distal tubules diameter (DCD)Area percent (AP) (μm2)
Control (n= 15)7.843 ± 1.6638.34 ± 5.7721.68 ± 2.7618.5 ± 2.83
DN (n= 15)14.33 ± 2.54a44.5470 ± 5.9630.38 ± 2.65a36.34 ± 4.48a
Fibroblast (n= 15)14.948 ± 2.14a44.25 ± 5.1330.63 ± 2.43a36.43 ± 4.16a
AD-MSC (n= 15)8.04 ± 1.32b,c39.21 ± 5.3320.84 ± 2.57b,c20.55 ± 2.36b,c
CM (n= 15)8.66 ± 1.40b,c39.77 ± 5.8120.32 ± 2.61b,c19.90 ± 2.46b,c
F13.0483.62344.3298.41
P0.0000.0110.0000.000
  1. One-way ANOVA, post hoc tests, P > 0.05 no significant differences, P < 0.05 significant differences, and P < 0.001 highly significant differences
  2. aSignificant difference vs control group
  3. bSignificant difference vs DN group
  4. cSignificant difference vs fibroblast group