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Table 1 Histological score of articular cartilage

From: Protective effects of biochanin A on articular cartilage: in vitro and in vivo studies

Femoral condyle Vehicle Biochanin A (5μM ) Biochanin A (50μM)
Structural changes 3.23 ± 0.31 2.76 ± 0.15 1.8 ± 0.1*
Cellular changes 2.67 ± 0.15 2.27 ± 0.25 1.87 ± 0.15*
Safranin staining 2.9 ± 0.1 2.53 ± 0.21 1.94 ± 0.15*
Total score 8.8 ± 0.53 7.57 ± 0.40* 5.6 ± 0.26*
  1. Values are the mean ± SD. *p < 0.05 compared with vehicle group.