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Table 3 Voluntary electromyography (EMG) of rat segmental tail muscle, in 4 different time points, from 7 days till 360 days, after spinal cord injury

From: Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 can improve the healing course of spinal cord injury and lead to functional recovery in rats

Group   Mean ± SD
  Time of EMG recording after spinal cord injury
7 days 30 days 180 days 360 days
Healthy control Amp./mV 100 ± 40     
Saline 5 ml/kg b.w. i.p. Amp./mV   180 ± 55 370 ± 52 575 ± 300 460 ± 175+
BPC 157 200 μg/kg b.w. i.p. Amp./mV   200 ± 50 200 ± 80* 290 ± 150* 300 ± 65*+
BPC 157 2 μg/kg b.w. i.p. Amp./mV   210 ± 25 170 ± 25* 270 ± 110* 280 ± 70*+
Laminectomy Amp./mV      125 ± 30
  1. Voluntary electromyography of rat segmental tail muscle. Amp. amplitude of motor unit potential (MUP) in millivolts (mV), Mean arithmetic mean, SD standard deviation
  2. *P value < 0.05 BPC 157 groups vs. saline
  3. +P value < 0.05 saline and BPC 157 groups vs. laminectomy animals