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Table 2 Mean ± SD of serum and liver concentrations of activin-A and follistatin in the different groups

From: The effects of pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin on liver and serum concentrations of activin-A and follistatin in normal Wistar rat: a preliminary report

  Activin-A (pg/ml) Follistatin (pg/ml)
Serum Liver Serum Liver
Control 166.5 ± 41.7 216.1 ± 45.7 128.9 ± 40.9 72.6 ± 22.1
PEG only 92.08 ± 15.3a 115.2 ± 37.5a 354.15 ± 91.1a 157.4 ± 28.5a
PEG & RBV 56.5 ± 10.9a, b 112.4 ± 41.6a 212.4 ± 40.4a, b 134.4 ± 38.6a
RBV only 174.7 ± 35.8b, c 281.8 ± 84.2b, c 98.9 ± 33.4b, c 82.2 ± 23.5b, c
  1. a<0.05 compared to control.
  2. b<0.05 compared to PEG only.
  3. c<0.05 compared to PEG & RBV group.
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