Table 1

Effects of PF on body weight and main organs weight in DMN-induced rat liver fibrosis ( <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/254/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/254/mathml/M1">View MathML</a>)
Group (number) Body weight (g) Liver weight (g) Spleen weight (g) Heart weight (g) Lung weight (g) Kidney weight (g) Brain weight (g)
2-week normal(3) 199.33±9.45 6.81±0.61 0.54±0.11 0.56±0.09 0.75±0.12 1.16±0.10 1.04±0.02
2-week DMN(3) 180.33±0.55 7.67±0.47 0.77±0.06 0.50±0.01 0.93±0.06 1.37±0.06 1.10±0.00
4-week normal(7) 273.90±12.29▴ 10.03±0.86▴ 0.59±0.09 0.81±0.07 1.00±0.00 1.64±0.15 1.17±0.05
DMN-water(5) 201.50±17.81 5.92±1.64 1.38±0.30 0.72±0.07 1.05±0.11 1.43±0.08 1.20±0.10
DMN-PF(7) 208.87±18.46 6.45±1.21 1.13±0.22 0.66±0.05 1.00±0.00 1.46±0.13 1.17±0.05
DMN-GdCl3(6) 183.48±13.99 4.73±0.41 1.11±0.08 0.63±0.08 1.07±0.10 1.65±0.26 1.13±0.12

p<0.05 versus the same period in 2-week DMN rats; p<0.05 versus the same period in DMN-water rats.

Bonferroni’s multiple comparison test were used for group comparisons in body weight, liver weight, heart weight, and kidneys weight.

p<0.05 versus the same period in 2-week DMN rats; p<0.05 versus the same period in DMN-water rats. Kruskal-Wallis test were used for group comparisons in liver weight, spleen weight, lung weights, and brain weight.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:254   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-254

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