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Fig. 7 | Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Fig. 7

From: Alginate oligosaccharide-induced intestinal morphology, barrier function and epithelium apoptosis modifications have beneficial effects on the growth performance of weaned pigs

Fig. 7

Relative mRNA abundances of BAX (a), BCL2 (b), FAS (c), caspase-3 (d), caspase-8 (e) and caspase-9 (f) in the small intestine of weaned pigs fed diets containing or lacking alginate oligosaccharide. Values are means (8 pigs/treatment), with standard errors represented by vertical bars. *P < 0.05 or **P < 0.01 (indicates that the gene mRNA levels between the AOS and CON groups differ significantly). CON, control (a corn-soybean basal diet); AOS, alginate oligosaccharide (the basal diet supplemented with 100 mg/kg alginate oligosaccharide). BAX, B-cell lymphoma-2-associated X protein; BCL2, B-cell lymphoma-2; caspase-3, cysteinyl aspartate-specific proteinase-3; caspase-8, cysteinyl aspartate-specific proteinase-8; caspase-9, cysteinyl aspartate-specific proteinase-9

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