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Table 1 Percentage of caliciform cells, infiltrated mononuclear cells and enterocytes characteristics determined in the different groups of rabbits studied

From: Study of the protective effect on intestinal mucosa of the hydrosoluble fiber Plantago ovata husk

  Control AAS 14 days AAS + fiber 14 days AAS 28 days AAS + fiber 28 days
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Caliciform cells (%) 13.50 ± 0.43 18.60 ± 1.40a 11.83 ± 0.43a 23.50 ± 0.87a 23.50 ± 0.87a
Infiltrated mononuclear cells (%) 1.80 ± 0.74 19.30 ± 4.50a 6.67 ± 0.67a 26.50 ± 0.76a 8.00 ± 0.73a
Enterocytes área (μm2) 71.61 ± 3.97 69.60 ± 1.40a 30.20 ± 0.65a 42.10 ± 1.08a 39.10 ± 0.95a
Enterocytes perimeter (μm) 36.20 ± 0.96 34.50 ± 0.33a 51.40 ± 1.11a 63.30 ± 1.53a 25.70 ± 0.31a
Enterocytes with 4 faces (%) 28 17 9 18 15
Enterocytes with 5 faces (%) 52 50 60 64 50
Enterocytes with 6 faces (%) 19 29 30 17 34
  1. AAS Acetylsalicylic acid
  2. a Significant differences with control group (One way ANOVA; p ≤ 0.05)