Additional file 5: Figure S5 of Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate insulin resistance by suppressing NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated inflammation in type 2 diabetes rats

showing UC-MSCs attenuated HFD/STZ-induced insulin resistance and inflammation in muscle tissue. (a) mRNA expression of NLRP3, IL-1β, IL-18, and TNF-α of each group. (b) IL-1β, IL-18, and TNF-α levels in blank, T2D, and MSC groups. (c) Relative protein level of NLRP3 by WT. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. (JPG 345 kb)