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Table 3 Morphometric study of microvilli in animals with advanced liver cirrhosis.

From: Jejunal microvilli atrophy and reduced nutrient transport in rats with advanced liver cirrhosis: improvement by Insulin-like Growth Factor I

  Control group (CO) Untreated cirrhotic group (CI) Cirrhotic rats treated with IGF-I (CI+IGF)
   elongated microvilli microvilli atrophy  
Length of microvilli (μm) 1.66 ± 0.08 2.91 ± 0.31*** 0.81 ± 0.19*** 1.97 ± 0.24&
  1. Values are mean ± SEM, n = 8, ***p < 0.001; CO vs other groups, &p < 0.05 CI vs CI+IGF