Figure 5. Transplantation of either ASCs-miR-449 or ASCs-shPLOD1 reduces levels of fibrosis than ASCs during facial nerve regeneration in rats. (A-B) The effects of transplantation of ASCs-miR-449, ASCs-shPLOD1 and control ASCs-scr on the fibrosis were evaluated by Masson-trichrome staining 8 weeks after the surgery in rats, shown by representative images (A), and quantification (B). *p<0.05. NS: non-significant. N=10. Scale bars are 50µm.