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Fig. 2 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 2

From: High fat diet induced atherosclerosis is accompanied with low colonic bacterial diversity and altered abundances that correlates with plaque size, plasma A-FABP and cholesterol: a pilot study of high fat diet and its intervention with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) or telmisartan in ApoE−/− mice

Fig. 2

Cholesterol crystals in atherosclerotic plaque and plasma concentrations of atherosclerosis related biomarkers. Atherosclerotic plaque stained with Oil Red O at the aortic sinus, with blue arrows indicating the cholesterol crystals (a). Plasma concentration of A-FABP (b); cholesterol (c); MMP-9 (d); sE-selectin (e); sVCAM-1 (f); sICAM-1 (g); endotoxin (h); ghrelin (i) and IL-33 (j). Significant difference of ND from the HF group was denoted by # PP < 0.05, ## P < 0.01, ### P < 0.001; significant difference of the treatment groups from HF group was donated by *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. ApoE−/− mice were fed on either normal chow diet (ND) or high fat (HF) diet with or without LGG (1×108CFU/day) or TLM (5 mg/kg/day)

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