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Fig. 7 | Respiratory Research

Fig. 7

From: Exogenous gene transfer of Rab38 small GTPase ameliorates aberrant lung surfactant homeostasis in Ruby rats

Fig. 7

Electron microscopic appearance of type II cells and lamellar bodies in Ad-Rab38-infected LEC rat lungs. a Ultra-thin sections (60 nm-thick) prepared from the left lungs were examined using a transmission electron microscope, and more than 25 fields were randomly photographed at a magnification of × 6,000. Star (*) indicates lamellar body. Bar: 6.6 μm. b Using ~25 electron microscopic photographs per experimental group, the areas of cells and lamellar bodies were quantified by an area-calculating software, and the numbers of lamellar bodies per single cell were counted. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001

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