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Table 6 Comparison of the average mRNA levels (copies) of eggs in liver and intestinal tissues collected from mice at different time points either post infection or post treatment

From: Clinical diagnostic value of viable Schistosoma japonicum eggs detected in host tissues

Group Control 45dPI 90dPI 180dPI 30dPT 90dPT 180dPT
Egg mRNA in liver 0.59
±0.27
744.74
±103.18*
718.73
±42.71*
722.74
±69.94*
493.43
±82.35*
330.80
±86.06*
252.59
±97.43*
Egg mRNA in colon 0.68
±0.14
374.22
±43.50**
267.49
±68.98**
296.04
±58.12**
58.25
±18.02**
38.06
±8.22**
23.11
±2.75**
  1. *: P = 0000, comparison mRNA of S. japonicum eggs in liver tissues from each infected mouse group with that of control mice
  2. **: P < 0.01, comparison of mRNA of S. japonicum eggs in colon tissues with that in liver at the same time point