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Fig. 9 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 9

From: In vivo and in vitro efficacy of crocin against Echinococcus multilocularis

Fig. 9

ae Crocin inhibited the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 2 and MMP9 in the host tissues around metacestodes. a Messenger RNA expression levels of MMP2 and MMP9 were analysed by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). b Western blotting was used to detect the protein expression of MMP2 and MMP9. c Quantitative analysis of MMP2 and MMP9 protein levels. The data are presented as the mean ± SD of three experiments. d Metacestode sections were stained with Masson trichrome stain. The data are presented as the mean ± SD of six independent experiments. Scale bar = 100 μm. e The mRNA expression levels of collagen I and collagen III were analysed by RT-qPCR. The data are presented as the mean ± SD. For other abbreviations, see Figs. 5 and  6

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