Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 10 pp 8968—8986

Inhibition of circulating exosomal microRNA-15a-3p accelerates diabetic wound repair

Figure 2. Dia-Exos hindered wound healing in vivo. (A) General view of wound closure after different treatments. Wounds are shown on days 0, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 14 post-wounding. (B) The wound closure rates of the three groups; n = 6 per group. (C, D) The MPU ratio at the wound area in each group was assessed through small animal doppler detection. The MPU ratio is the MPU of the wound area (region of interest 1) divided by the MPU of the area around the wound (region of interest 2). n = 6 per group. (E) Immunohistochemical analysis of CD31 in the wound site after different treatments. The number of CD31-positive cells was quantified in five random fields of view. Vessels with diameters of 2-10 μm were counted as individual vessels. n = 6 per group; scale bar: 100 μm. Data are the means ± SDs of three independent experiments. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.