Figure 8. Sal attenuates neuronal apoptosis after MCAO/R. (A) Immunofluorescence staining of c-caspase 3 in sections from the ischemic penumbra in each group on day 7 post-MCAO/R (the scale bar is 20 μm). (B–E) Protein expression of c-caspase 3, Bcl-2 and Bax from the ischemic penumbra. (F–H) QPCR results of c-caspase 3, Bcl-2 and Bax expression. Values are expressed as the mean ± SD. #p < 0.05, ##p < 0.01 vs. sham; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 vs. MCAO/R.