Figure 2 The neuroprotective effects of DEX and MSCs on cerebrum and spleen malondialdehyde (MDA; a,d), reduced glutathione (GSH; b,e) contents, and superoxide dismutase (SOD; c,f) activities against LPS-induced brain-spleen injury in rats. Each bar represents means (n=6)±SE. Statistical analysis was carried out by one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey–Kramer multiple comparison test. *Significantly different from normal group at P<0.05. #Significantly different from LPS-infected group (positive control) at P<0.05. @Significantly different from DEX-treated group at P<0.05. DEX, dexamethasone; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; MSC, mesenchymal stem cell.