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

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 P<0.05 versus time-matched values for the Sham-operated group; indicates P<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).