Protein expressions of apoptotic and anti-apoptotic biomarkers of left ventricular myocardium at 72 h after CLP / SP. A, B and C) The protein expressions of mitochondrial Bax (A), cleaved casapse 3 (C-Csp 3) (B) and cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (C-PARP) exhibited a similar pattern amongst the four groups. * vs. other bars with different symbols, p < 0.001. D) The protein expression of Bcl-2. * vs. other bars with different symbols, p < 0.001. 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.