Basic Study
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World J Stem Cells. Sep 26, 2023; 15(9): 908-930
Published online Sep 26, 2023. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v15.i9.908
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Figure 4 Microflora homeostasis in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and feces of acute lung injury mice (n = 6). A and B: Relative abundance of top 20 genera of microflora in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and feces; C and D: The within-sample richness and evenness (alpha diversity) were statistically analyzed by Shannon index, Simpson index, and the bray-Curtis based principal coordinates analysis of similarity coefficients in the BALF and feces of different groups (beta diversity); E and F: The Wilcoxon rank sum test was used to explore microflorae with a significant difference in abundance on OmicShare Tools. The number of differential microflorae in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) + mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) group vs sham + MSC group, sham group vs LPS group, sham group vs sham + MSC group, and LPS group vs LPS + MSCs group is presented. The length of the red bar indicates the number of up-regulated microflorae and the length of the blue-green bar indicates the number of down-regulated microflorae. LPS: Lipopolysaccharide; MSC: Mesenchymal stem cell; BALF: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.