Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2019 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Protective Effect of Methane-Rich Saline on Acetic Acid-Induced Ulcerative Colitis via Blocking the TLR4/NF-κB/MAPK Pathway and Promoting IL-10/JAK1/STAT3-Mediated Anti-inflammatory Response

Figure 2

Treatment with MRS reduced the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines in acetic acid-induced UC. Mice were administered with MRS at a dose of 1 or 10 ml/kg by gastric gavage for a week before colitis establishment. SASP was used as a positive control at a dose of 500 mg/kg. Colitis was induced by acetic acid solution () injection into the lumen of the colon intrarectally with a volume of 1 ml and dose of 5% except for the sham group. Blood samples were collected to determine the levels of (a) TNF-α and (b) IL-6 in the serum. Data were expressed as . , , and .