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Table 7 Effects of alginate oligosaccharide on the enterocyte proliferation 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, %
 G0/G1 phase cells 75.15 ± 1.41 70.65 ± 1.37 0.051
 S phase cells 18.71 ± 1.25 22.05 ± 0.78 0.053
 G2 + M phase cells 6.02 ± 1.05 6.54 ± 0.72 0.698
 Proliferating index 24.77 ± 1.39 28.81 ± 1.28 0.064
Jejunum, %
 G0/G1 phase cells 75.93 ± 1.81 70.42 ± 0.78* 0.023
 S phase cells 16.66 ± 1.37 21.88 ± 0.87* 0.012
 G2 + M phase cells 5.98 ± 0.74 7.62 ± 0.55 0.112
 Proliferating index 22.99 ± 1.51 29.53 ± 0.79** 0.005
Ileum, %
 G0/G1 phase cells 73.57 ± 2.04 68.74 ± 1.98 0.128
 S phase cells 17.78 ± 0.90 21.64 ± 1.43 0.052
 G2 + M phase cells 8.10 ± 1.05 9.13 ± 1.11 0.521
 Proliferating index 26.04 ± 1.90 30.89 ± 2.27 0.140
  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)