Original Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 7, 2011; 17(37): 4191-4198
Published online Oct 7, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i37.4191
Figure 5
Figure 5 Decreased phagocytic activity in Kupffer cells from methionine choline-deficient dietrats compared to Kupffer cells from control rats. Control and methionine choline-deficient diet (MCDD) rats were injected with fluoresceinisothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled latex beads and Kupffer cells (KCs) were isolated 1 h later. KCs which had phagocytosed FITC-labeled latex beads were counted by flow cytometry and changes in the phagocytic activity were compared between control and MCDD KCs. Note that there was an almost 50% decrease in phagocytic activity in KCs from MCDD, compared to KCs from controls. aP < 0.05 vs control.