Western blot for expression of caspase-3 and caspase-8. Obvious increase of caspase-3 (P17) and caspase-8 (P18) was obtained in basal cortex, which was attenuated by atorvastatin. A, Represent expression of caspase-3. B, Represent expression of caspase-8. C, Each column represents 5 independent experimental results. (1, Sham operated control; 2, SAH; 3, SAH + Atorvastatin; 4, SAH+DMSO *, P < 0.05 vs DMSO group).