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Table 1 Summary of changes in the ultrastructure of capillary endothelial cells in the brain cortex of rats with acute pancreatitis induced by l-ornithine

From: Blood–brain barrier dysfunction in l-ornithine induced acute pancreatitis in rats and the direct effect of l-ornithine on cultured brain endothelial cells

Brain capillary endothelial cells Control Acute pancreatitis
Number of images analyzed 28 28
Luminal membrane Smooth 73% 62%
Protrusions 27% 38%
Glycocalyx Intact 96% 31%
Discontinuous 4% 69%
Tight junctions Intact 100% 86%
Discontinuous 0% 14%
Mitochondria Intact 100% 26%
Altered 0% 74%
Vacuolization Present 32% 85%
Basal membrane Intact 94% 44%
Altered or dye leakage 6% 66%
  1. Values are shown in percentage of the analyzed images in the groups