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Table 1 The crypt/villi ratio in the rat distal small intestine.

From: Role of myosin light chain kinase in intestinal epithelial barrier defects in a rat model of bowel obstruction

Group Name villous height (μm) crypt depth (μm) crypt/villi ratio
sham+v 252 ± 11 166 ± 11 0.667 ± 0.036
IO+v 237 ± 13 224 ± 15* 0.970 ± 0.061*
sham+ML-7 251 ± 23 154 ± 8 0.637 ± 0.059
IO+ML-7 283 ± 14 175 ± 13# 0.630 ± 0.025#
  1. Note. Distal small intestinal tissues from sham and IO rats treated with vehicle (labeled 'sham+v' and 'IO+v') or a MLCK inhibitor, ML-7 (labeled 'sham+ML-7' and 'IO+ML-7') were processed for histological examination. n = 6-7 rats per group. Values were expressed as mean ± SEM. *p < 0.05 vs. respective sham groups. #p < 0.05 vs. IO+v rats.