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Research Article

Therapeutic Effect of Dunaliella salina Microalgae on Thioacetamide- (TAA-) Induced Hepatic Liver Fibrosis in Rats: Role of TGF-β and MMP9

Table 1

Effects of D. salina powder on serum hepatic function biomarkers.

Normal controlTAASilymarin (100 mg/kg)D. salina powder (100 mg/kg)D. salina powder (200 mg/kg)

ALT (U/L)43.14 ± 0.1868.52 ± 0.62a47.95 ± 0.05b53.70 ± 0.04ab48.64 ± 0.12b
% of TAA control707871
AST (U/L)56.48 ± 0.0489.01 ± 0.26a68.56 ± 0.37ab72.78 ± 0.15ab69.28 ± 0.03ab
% of TAA control778278
Bilirubin (mg/dl)1.44 ± 0.111.89 ± 0.01a1.56 ± 0.06b1.62 ± 0.061.55 ± 0.07b
% of TAA control838682
Albumin (g/dl)4.13 ± 0.033.56 ± 0.14a3.90 ± 0.05b3.59 ± 0.00a3.91 ± 0.01b
% of TAA control110101110

Data are presented as mean ± SE for each group (n = 8) and % of the TAA group. Statistical analysis was carried out by one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey’s multiple comparisons test. aStatistically significant from the control group. bStatistically significant from the TAA group at .

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