Table 3: Significance of differences ( value) in histopathological variables between the LPS and other groups.

AbsorbanceMucosal thickness (mm)PAS-stained area (%)
1st day4th day1st day4th day1st day4th day

LPS versus saline0.033*0.031*0.0640.019*0.001*0.001*
LPS versus LPS + sTNFRI0.001*0.049*0.1710.011*0.001*0.001*
LPS versus LPS + antibiotic0.002*0.6030.2990.4610.001*0.006*
LPS versus LPS + sTNFRI + antibiotic0.001*0.046*0.1160.014*0.001*0.008*

*Significant ( ).