Figure 3.

Immunostain for MMP-2 antibody (DAB, ×200) of infected untreated liver sections of mice killed 10 (a) and 18 (b) weeks PI showing marked positively stained hepatocytes and granulomas (arrows). Sections taken from livers of mice treated with PZQ (500 mg/kg/day for 2 days) showing moderate (a) and mild (b) positively stained hepatocytes, endothelial cells lining sinusoids and granuloma cells (arrows). Sections taken from livers of mice treated with silymarin (750 mg/kg/day, 5 days/week for 6 weeks) showing mild (a) and moderate (b) positively stained hepatocytes, endothelial cells lining sinusoids and granuloma cells (arrows). Sections taken from livers of mice treated with PZQ plus silymarin showing scattered positively stained hepatocytes, weak positively stained endothelial cells lining sinusoids and granuloma cells (a; arrows) and mild positively stained hepatocytes, weak positively stained endothelial cells lining sinusoids and granuloma cells (b; arrows).

El-Lakkany et al. Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:9   doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-9
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