Top panel: representative slides showing immunohistochemical staining of MCP-1 (stained in brown as shown by arrow) in abdominal aorta. Slides A, B, C represent control, diabetic and diabetic treated with telmisartan, respectively. Amplifications × 200. Bottom: bar graph shows quantitative analysis of MCP-1 expression in aorta in control and diabetic rats treated with or without telmisartan. Control (C), diabetic (D), diabetic treated (DT). Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 10 per group). * P <0.05 different from control, # P <0.05 different from diabetic.