Time course of systolic blood pressure (SBP) among the animals prior to and after cecal ligation and puncture ( CLP ) or sham procedure ( SP ). A) and B) The SBP at 0 h and at 9 h after CLP/SP were similar amongst the four groups. C) Illustrating the SBP at 24 h. * vs. other bars with different symbols, p < 0.001. D) Comparing the SBP at 24 hour after CLP/SP between the animals that ultimately survived and the animals that ultimately died. * vs. survival group, p < 0.0001. All statistical analyses utilized one-way ANOVA, followed by Bonferroni multiple comparison post hoc test. Symbols (*, †, ‡) indicating significance (at 0.05 level). CLP = cecal ligation and puncture; Normal indicates sham procedure; H-ADMSCs = healthy adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells; A-ADMSCs = apoptotic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells.