Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota Promotes Hepatocellular Carcinoma Progression by Regulating the Immune Response
Evaluation of plasma level of inflammatory markers in patients with HCC progression. (a) The plasma level of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) showed a decreased tendency with HCC progression, which significantly reduced in the terminal group compared with the early group. (b) The plasma level of IL-8 significantly increased in patients with HCC in the terminal group compared with other groups. Each dot represented one sample. Significant difference () was indicated by an asterisk.
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