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Table 6 Effects of alginate oligosaccharide on the enterocyte apoptosis of weaned pigsa

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

Item Treatmentb P-value
CON AOS
Duodenum, %
 Early-stage apoptotic cells 2.94 ± 0.31 2.98 ± 0.22 0.909
 Late-stage apoptotic cells 9.31 ± 1.18 5.92 ± 0.46 0.055
 Total apoptotic cells 12.25 ± 1.32 8.90 ± 0.61 0.083
Jejunum, %
 Early-stage apoptotic cells 10.98 ± 0.99 6.31 ± 0.68* 0.018
 Late-stage apoptotic cells 15.70 ± 0.85 10.86 ± 1.02* 0.022
 Total apoptotic cells 26.68 ± 0.61 17.17 ± 0.35** < 0.001
Ileum, %
 Early-stage apoptotic cells 3.83 ± 0.46 2.93 ± 0.34 0.149
 Late-stage apoptotic cells 1.14 ± 0.18 1.03 ± 0.11 0.618
 Total apoptotic cells 4.97 ± 0.42 3.96 ± 0.32 0.093
  1. *P < 0.05 versus the CON group. **P < 0.01 versus the CON group
  2. aValues are the means of 8 replicates per treatment
  3. bCON, control (a corn-soybean basal diet); AOS, alginate oligosaccharide (the basal diet supplemented with 100 mg/kg alginate oligosaccharide)