Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Hepatoprotective Potential of Chestnut Bee Pollen on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Hepatic Damages in Rats

Table 3

Histologic analysis and scoring of liver sections of the treated and untreated rats.

GroupsHepatocyte degenerationVascular congestionSinusoidal dilatationCongestion in enlarged sinusoidsFatty
degeneration
Apoptosis
index (AI)

G1 (control)
G2 (control)
G3 (control)
G4 (CCI4)
G5 (silibinin)
G6 (low pollen)
G7 (high pollen)

The histological score was calculated using a scale from 0 to 3, 0: none, 1: mild, 2: moderate, and 3: severe.
Values are significantly different from G4, G5, G6, and G7 .
Values are significantly different from those of controls (G1–G3) .
Values are significantly different from those of silibinin (G5) .
Values are significantly different from G7 (400 mg pollen/kg B.W.) .