Figure 2.

Plasma bacterial 16S rDNA levels, Tm values of amplified products, and relationship to immune activation. (A) Plasma 16S rDNA levels in the fiber-only group at baseline and day 28. (B) Plasma 16S rDNA levels in the synbiotic group at baseline and day 28. (C) Change scores for plasma 16S values calculated from paired values across the experimental period, presented for each group. (D) Fiber-only group Tm values at baseline and day 28. (E) Synbiotic group Tm values at baseline and day 28. (F) Tm change scores calculated from paired values across the experimental period for each intervention. (G) Spearman correlation of pretreatment plasma 16S rDNA concentration with pretreatment frequency of peripheral CD8 + CD38+ T-cells (all subjects at baseline). Horizontal bars denote the mean. N.S., not statistically significant (p > 0.05). r, Spearman r value.

Schunter et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:84   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-84
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