Figure 5: Short-Term Histological Assessment of Arteries and Capillaries

Histological analysis taken at (A, C, E, G) day 3 and (B, D, F, H) day 10 post-injection. There were no differences in (A, B) capillary density, (C, D) arteriole density, or (E, F) average arteriole diameter between SKM and saline at these early timepoints, but (E,F) the density of arterioles with diameter >75 μm trended higher in the SKM (n = 6) group compared to saline (n = 6).