Total and differential cell counting in the peritoneal cavity and inflammatory infiltration in the cecum wall. The total and differential counting of peritoneal cells were performed 12 h after the CLP (A). The results were expressed as mean ± S.E.M (10 animals/group). The cecum of the control group (B) or of the HCE 5 group (C) was obtained to evaluate the histopathology at a 400× magnification. *p < 0.05 when compared to sham and # when compared to the control group.