Figure 10. Western blot results showing the expression of relevant proteins in each group. (A) Representative western blot showing the expression of VEGF, CD31, eNOS and p-Akt in the ischemic brain tissue adjacent to the TM in each group (normalized to β-tubulin expression). (B) Densitometry analyses of VEGF, CD31, eNOS and p-Akt expression normalized to the expression of β-tubulin and t-Akt. The error bars represent the ±SDs. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. VEGF: vascular endothelial growth factor; TM: temporal muscle; eNOS: endothelial nitric oxide synthase.