IO-induced augmentation of BT was not prevented by ML-7. (A) Spleen and (B) liver tissues of sham and IO rats treated with vehicle (v) or ML-7 were examined for bacterial growth. Each dot represents the bacterial CFU in the visceral organ of an individual rat. The line indicates the mean for each group. n = 5-7/group. *p < 0.05 vs. respective sham rats.