Brief Article
Copyright ©2012 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2012; 18(18): 2225-2230
Published online May 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i18.2225
Figure 1
Figure 1 Anti-hepatitis C virus effects of fucoidan in hepatitis C virus replicon cells. Luciferase (LUC) activity (a marker of replication level) and cell viability of FLR3-1 cells, which constitutively express hepatitis C virus replicon, were measured in the presence of various concentrations of fucoidan. LUC and WST-8 assays were performed in triplicate. Data are mean ± SD.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Effects of treatment with fucoidan on hepatitis C virus RNA and alanine aminotransferase levels in patients with liver diseases. A: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels; B: Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels. Values are mean ± SD. bP < 0.01 vs pretreatment value.