Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2020; 26(18): 2203-2220
Published online May 14, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i18.2203
Figure 6
Figure 6 Folic acid restores the diversity of the gut microbiota and the gut barrier and improves endotoxemia and liver inflammation in a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis rat model. A: Alpha diversity of the gut microbiota; B: Principal coordinates analysis; C and D: Unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic mean analysis; E: Hematoxylin-eosin and Occludin immunochemical staining of the ileum. Scale bars: 100 μm; F: Serum endotoxin levels in each group; G-N: Hepatic TNF-α, Il-6, IL-2β, CCR2, p47phox, p67phox, p22phox, and gp91phox levels in each group. All the data are expressed as the mean ± SE (n = 4-6). aP < 0.05 vs con group bP < 0.01 vs con group; cP < 0.05 vs HFD group; dP < 0.01 vs HFD group. HFD: High-fat diet; HE: Hematoxylin-eosin; TNF-α: Tumor necrosis factor alpha; IL: Interleukin; CCR2: Chemokine receptor C-C chemokine receptor type 2.