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Table 1 Number of gaps along the sinusoidal endothelial lining following partial hepatectomy

From: Liver sinusoidal endothelial cell modulation upon resection and shear stress in vitro

Time Periportal (zone 1) n gaps / 10 μm2 Pericentral (zone 3) n gaps / 10 μm2
Control 0.10 (0.14) 0.06 (0.12)
10 min 1.57 (0.74)* 0.33 (0.13)§
24 hrs 1.47 (0.66)* 0.47 (0.32)§
72 hrs 2.18 (0.91)* 0.84 (0.65)§
168 hrs 2.28 (0.88)* 0.79 (0.55)§
240 hrs 0.09 (0.05) 0.07 (0.05)
  1. Morphometric analysis evaluating the number of gaps per area along the sinusoidal endothelial lining, studied by SEM. Results are expressed as mean (standard deviation) and significance was determined with the Mann Whitney two-sided U-test. The symbols * and §denote significant differences between control and respective time points (p ≤ 0.05). Significant differences (p ≤ 0.05) between the number of gaps in the periportal and pericentral zones were also noted at all time points following partial hepatectomy except day 10 and control. For every group, n = 3.