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Table 1 The comparisons of liver function variables in the three clustered cohorts in LI09, LI10 and PC groups

From: Vital members in the gut microbiotas altered by two probiotic Bifidobacterium strains against liver damage in rats

VariableCluster_1Cluster_2Cluster_3
ALB (g/L)36 ± 1 a39 ± 1 a35 ± 2 a
ALT (U/L)5628 ± 610 a80.0 ± 1.0 b10,393 ± 876 c
AST (U/L)7670 ± 854 a230 ± 25 b12,367 ± 932 c
TBA (μmol/L)351 ± 27 a63 ± 17 b448 ± 26 a
TB (μmol/L)33 ± 13 a2 ± 0.4 b53 ± 30 a
GGT (U/L)17 ± 2 a0.5 ± 0.3 b21 ± 4 a
GPDA (U/L)331 ± 26 a66 ± 4 b427 ± 24 a
  1. Note: Cluster_1 to 3 represented the three clusters of cohorts in LI09, LI10 and PC groups identified by partitioning around medoids clustering algorithm based on their intestinal bacterial compositions (see Fig. 4), e.g., Cluster_1 - a mix of rats from all the three groups, Cluster_2 - a mix of rats from LI09 and LI10 groups, Cluster_3 - a mix of remaining rats from LI10 and PC groups. Results were represented in Mean ± S.E., and the groups with different alphabets represented significant difference between the clustered cohorts determined by t-tests