Number of total proliferative immunoreactive cells in ileum crypts and villi. Figure 5A shows the number of total proliferative positive cells in both groups analyzed as a bar diagram. Non statistical differences were found between controls and mannoprotein group. Figure 5B shows immunohistochemical location of proliferative cells in Ileum crypt in control. Figure 5C shows immunohistochemical location of proliferative cells in crypt villi in mannoprotein. Arrows indicate proliferative positive cells predominantly located in central villi and crypta. Photomicrographs at original magnification 20x. Error bars represent the standard deviations. * Significant at p < 0.05 compared with control group.