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Table 1 Quantification of lacunar number and density in cortical bone

From: Evidence for the role of connexin 43-mediated intercellular communication in the process of intracortical bone resorption via osteocytic osteolysis

Treatment group Total number of lacunae Total sampling area (mm2) Lacunar density (mm-2)
WT-Control 261 ± 13 0.27 ± 0.01 980 ± 45
WT-Suspended 226 ± 13 0.22 ± 0.02 1054 ± 76
cKO-Control 240 ± 24 0.27 ± 0.04 937 ± 91
cKO-Suspended 253 ± 33 0.23 ± 0.02 1105 ± 64
  1. Lacunae were quantified within a 2400 μm linear region of the mid-diaphysis of the femur. There were no significant differences (p > 0.05) between any of the groups. Comparisons via two-way ANOVA. Mean ± SE.