Quantitative aortic histology.

<p>Medial elastin fragmentation and SMC loss were assessed on a 1–4 scale. <b>A, B:</b> Destruction scores for medial elastin (A) and SMCs (B). <b>C, D:</b> Mural macrophages (C) and CD31<sup>+</sup> neovessels (D) per aortic cross section (ACS). Data in A–D reported were mean±standard deviation, 4–5 mice per group. Nonparametric Mann-Whitney test, <i>*P</i><0.05 and <i>**P</i><0.01 compared to control group.</p>

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