Serum levels of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) are increased in cirrhosis. Box-plots of serum levels of (A) LBP and (B) IL-10 in healthy controls (cntrl) and cirrhotic patients (cirrh) are indicated (left). Scattered dot plots and medians are indicated for cirrhotic patients when stratified for inflammation (+/−infl) as evidenced by elevated CRP levels (right). P values in Mann–Whitney U test are indicated; n.s. = not significant. (C) Serum concentrations of IL-10 and LBP in cirrhotic patients tend to correlate in a linear fashion. Linear regression curve, Pearson product–moment correlation coefficient R and P value are indicated.