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Table 3

Number of Large Motor Neurons per Ventral Horn in L5 Spinal Cord Sections

GenotypeAgeMean number of motor neurons per ventral hornLoss of motor neurons
 mo  
WT (n = 103) 14 19.9 ± 4.8 
TPer (n = 115) 14 21.4 ± 5.1 
L−/− (n = 110) 14 15.9 ± 4.2 20 
TPer;L−/− (n = 74) 11 ± 3.8 45 
TPer;L−/− (n = 148) 14 7.3 ± 4.4 64 
GenotypeAgeMean number of motor neurons per ventral hornLoss of motor neurons
 mo  
WT (n = 103) 14 19.9 ± 4.8 
TPer (n = 115) 14 21.4 ± 5.1 
L−/− (n = 110) 14 15.9 ± 4.2 20 
TPer;L−/− (n = 74) 11 ± 3.8 45 
TPer;L−/− (n = 148) 14 7.3 ± 4.4 64 

Loss of motor axons represents the percentage of missing axons as compared to WT. n represents the number of ventral horn sections for each category. Results are mean ± SD.

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