Table 2.

Quantitation of NG2+ and F4/80+ cells in early Matrigel plugs

A
Expression of NG2 and F4/80
Cell phenotype Abundance
NG2+F4/80+ 23%
NG2+F4/80 20%
NG2F4/80+ 30%
NG2F4/80 27%
Five-day FGF2-containing Matrigel plugs were used to examine NG2 and F4/80 expression in 79 immature vessel-like networks. A total of 1200 individual cells were examined by confocal microscopy to obtain the abundance data.
B
Expression of EGFP in NG2+ and F4/80+ cells
Cell phenotype Abundance of EGFP+ cells
NG2F4/80+ 77%
NG2+F4/80+ 65%
NG2+F4/80 46%
  • Five-day FGF2-containing Matrigel plugs in EGFP+ bone marrow-transplanted mice were used to examine EGFP, NG2 and F4/80 expression in 75 immature vessel-like networks. A total of 1100 individual cells were examined by confocal microscopy to obtain the abundance data.