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From: Liver and blood cytokine microenvironment in HCV patients is associated to liver fibrosis score: a proinflammatory cytokine ensemble orchestrated by TNF and tuned by IL-10

Fig. 1

Virological and liver damage (ALT) assessment in HCV patients according to the fibrosis score. a HCV viral load and (b) serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were determined in serum HCV patients () categorized into subgroups referred as F1-2 () and F3-4 () and compared to uninfected controls (). The results are expressed as mean ± SE viral copies/mL and mean ± SE IU/L, respectively. Significant differences at P < 0.05 between HCV versus NI or F1-2 versus F3-4 are highlighted by connecting lines. Differences between HCV subgroups (F1-2 or F3-4) in comparison to NI are highlighted by “*”. NA = Non Applicable

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