Western blot analysis of pSTAT-3/STAT-3 expression in tissue after 24 hrs of reperfusion. Representative blot image of pSTAT-3/STAT-3 in cortex (a) and striatum (b). The last panel shows bands for β-actin in the respective samples. Also shown are graphical presentation of results indicated as relative densities (pSTAT-3/STAT-3) for cortex (c) and striatum (d). Relative densities are presented as mean ± SD (n = 4); "a" for p ≤ 0.01 when compared to sham group; "b" for p ≤ 0.01 when compared to vehicle group.