Figure 9. Downregulated miR-137 accelerates cerebral infarction and impairs neuronal functions and learning and memory abilities in MCAO mice. (A) neurological function scores in miR-137-/- mice; (B) rate of left limb fault step of miR-137-/- mice by foot-fault test; (C) latency period and number of errors of miR-137-/- mice in the step-down test; (D) changes in volume of infarct of miR-137-/- mice using TTC staining; (E) changes in number of neurons in miR-137-/- mice using Nissl staining (× 400). Measurement data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation and compared using one-way ANOVA, followed by Tukey's post hoc test. * p < 0.05 vs. control group (sham-operated wild-type mice); # p < 0.05 vs. MCAO group (wild-type mouse models of MCAO). N = 15.