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Fig. 3 | Journal of Translational Medicine

Fig. 3

From: Adverse effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES 130/0.4) on intestinal barrier integrity and metabolic function are abrogated by supplementation with Albumin

Fig. 3

Metabolic parameters of the perfused intestine. The relative luminal galactose uptake was measured by a galactose assay kit (a), the lactate-to-pyruvate ratio was evaluated by blood gas analysis and an enzymatic photometric method (b), and the wet-to-dry ratio before (W/d1) as well as after (W/d2) perfusion was calculated (c). Bars denote the mean ± SD. Albumin (N = 6), HES (N = 6), HES/Alb (N = 6) for galactose and wet-to-dry ratio; Albumin (N = 2-6), HES (N = 6), HES/Alb (N = 1-6) for lactate-to-pyruvate ratio. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001

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