Plasma levels of IL-6, IL-8, and MCP-1 were associated with the markers of microbial translocation. Plasma levels of IL-6 correlated with those of (a) sCD14 and (b) LBP. IL-8 levels correlated with (c) sCD14 and (d) marker of Gram-positive bacterial translocation peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRPs). Level of MCP-1 inversely correlated with that of (e) LBP and (f) PGRP. Each dot represented one sample. Red indicates early group HCC, green indicates intermediated group HCC, and blue indicates terminal group HCC.