. Modulation of extracellular matrix by nutritional hepatotrophic factors in thioacetamide-induced liver cirrhosis in the rat.
Figure 3. Relative expression activities of genes involved in extracellular matrix modulation in the hepatotrophic factor group (HF, treated), physiologic saline group (PS, untreated), and control group. The means identified with different letters (a, b, c) were significantly different (P < 0.05, Newman-Keuls test). Col-α1 = collagen-α1; TGF-β1 = transforming growth factor-β1; TIMP-1 = tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1; MMP-2 = matrix metalloproteinase-2; Plau = plasminogen activator urokinase.