Figure 1: Pathological changes in the transected spinal cord 14 days after surgery. (A) The injured spinal cord section (hematoxylin-eosin staining). (B) Immune cells are indicated by the black arrows in the white box of A. (C) GFAP immuno-positivity (red, stained by AlexaFluor568), in longitudinal sections. (D) Quantitative results for serum CRP, detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Data are expressed as the mean ± SEM (n = 6; one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey's post hoc test). *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01. CRP: C-reactive protein; GFAP: glial fibrillary acidic protein.