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Table 1 Total numbers and groups of Sprague–Dawley rats used in this study

From: Alpha-lipoic acid treatment is neurorestorative and promotes functional recovery after stroke in rats

  aLA group Control group HNMPA group Sham group
Age (wk) 8.0 ± 0.3 8.0 ± 0.3 8.0 ± 0.3 8.0 ± 0.3
Body weight (g) 270.9 ± 8.3 271.3 ± 8.1 270.8 ± 6.1 271.1 ± 7.5
No. of animals used for main experiment 71 71 49 10
Micro-PET image/TTC stain 1/30 (10 rats/day) 1/30 (10 rats/day) 0/30 (10 rats/day) 0/3 (1 rat/day)
Behavior test 20 20 10 10
Micro-PET image/IHC & RT-PCR 1/9 (3 rats/day) 1/9 (3 rats/day) 0/9 (3 rats/day) 0/3 (1 rat/day)
Immunofluorescence 12 (4 rats/day) 12 (4 rats/day) 0 0
Mortality, % 29.6 53.5 46.9 0