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Table 1 Transglutaminase (tTG) activity and collagen content in liver tissue homogenates of rats under different treatment conditions

From: Effects of Fructus Piperis Longi extract on fibrotic liver of gamma-irradiated rats

Groups tTG (anilide/umol/mg protein/min) Collagen (mg/g wet tissue)
Control 1.26 ± 0.182 3.96 ± 0.346
Plf ext 1.32 ± 0.111 4.03 ± 0.221
TAA 2.87 ± 0.166 6.14 ± 0.318
a P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
Plf ext+TAA 1.58 ± 0.085 4.60 ± 0.163
a P = 0.007 P = 0.013
b P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
γ radiation 2.26 ± 0.070 4.56 ± 0.253
a P = 0.0001 P = 0.019
Plf ext+γ radiation 1.37 ± 0.082 4.20 ± 0.499
a NS NS
c P = 0.0001 NS
TAA+γ radiation 3.49 ± 0.185 6.77 ± 0.075
a P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
b P = 0.0001 P = 0.015
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
Plf ext+TAA+γ radiation 1.76 ± 0.065 5.13 ± 0.125
a P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
b P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.023
d P = 0.0001 P = 0.0001
  1. Each value represents mean ± SD of 6 determinations.
  2. a: significance over control group
  3. b: significance over TAA group
  4. c: significance over γ radiation group
  5. d: significance over TAA+γ radiation group
  6. NS: no significance