Effects of LPS treatment on BDL and sham-operated rats induced cytokine production.

<p>Plasma (A) TNFα and (B) MCP-1 were measured after 0.5 mg/kg LPS administration. All values are averages of 5–10 rates. Data represent mean±SE. * indicated <i>P</i><0.05 versus time-matched values for the Sham-operated group; <i><sup>†</sup></i> indicates <i>P</i><0.05 versus values for levels in untreated groups (0 h) of BDL or Sham-operated rats (as determined by two-way ANOVA using Bonferroni's post hoc test).</p>