VEGF165 and VEGF121 recapitulate BCG-induced bladder nerve plasticity. Quantification of PGP9.5-IR (A-B) and TRPV1-IR (C-D) in the urinary bladder isolated 1 week after: 4 weekly instillations with PBS, single instillation with VEGF165, 4 weekly instillations with VEGF165, 6 weekly instillations with VEGF165, a single instillation with VEGF121, and 4 weekly instillations of VEGF121. N = 8 per group. Statistical significance was set for p values < 0.05.
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