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Table 4 Effects of NAC supplementation on the colonic growth of AA-induced piglets

From: Protective effects of N-acetylcysteine on acetic acid-induced colitis in a porcine model

Items Control AA NAC
DNA, mg/g 2.93 ± 0.19 3.20 ± 0.44 2.64 ± 0.38
RNA/DNA 4.55 ± 0.78 4.20 ± 1.44 4.45 ± 1.80
Protein/DNA 22.2 ± 3.8b 18.4 ± 1.6a 24.0 ± 3.2b
Protein/RNA 5.30 ± 0.64 4.55 ± 0.66 6.01 ± 1.92
  1. Data are means ± SD, n = 6. Control = piglets fed the basal diet and received intrarectal administration of sterile saline; AA = piglets fed the basal diet and administered intrarectally with acetic acid; NAC = piglets fed the basal diet supplemented with 500 mg/kg NAC and received intrarectal administration of acetic acid. a-b: Values within a row with different letters differ (P < 0.05).