Circulating level of mononuclear cell apoptosis at 72 h after the CLP / SP. A) Early apoptosis. * vs. other bars with different symbols, p < 0.0001. B) Late apoptosis. * vs. other bars with different symbols, p < 0.0001. All statistical analyses used 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.