Table 3

Effect of PF on TNF-α and IL-1β levels in the serum in DMN-induced rat liver fibrosis ( <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/254/mathml/M3','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/254/mathml/M3">View MathML</a>)
Group (number) TNF-α (pg/L) IL-1β (pg/L)
Normal (5) 35.44±5.64 26.70±3.56
2-week DMN (3) 896.51±78.06▴ 954.71±75.28▴
DMN-water (5) 758.72±61.54 647.66±95.54
DMN-PF (5) 446.95±42.90▴ 471.34±26.67▴
DMN-GdCl3 (5) 708.03±78.84 705.63±99.46

p<0.05 versus 2-week DMN rats; p<0.05 versus DMN-water rats. Bonferroni’s multiple comparison test was used for group comparisons in TNF-α and IL-1β.

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