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Table 2 Comparison of the expression of neutral and acidic mucins at day 3 and 7

From: Thyroid hormones increase stomach goblet cell numbers and mucin expression during indomethacin induced ulcer healing in Wistar rats

Treatment N Neutral mucins Acidic mucins
Day P-value Day P-value
3 7 3 7
Normal control 6 4.08 ± 0.20 4.58 ± 0.28 0.04 12.81 ± 0.19 7.23 ± 0.69 0.07
Ulcer + Normal saline 6 3.00 ± 0.35 3.80 ± 0.27 0.0004* 9.66 ± 0.22 4.73 ± 0.43 0.08
Ulcer + Thyroxine 6 9.23 ± 0.21 9.73 ± 0.21 0.00001* 4.70 ± 0.28 16.97 ± 0.18 0.01*
Ulcer + PTU 6 3.31 ± 0.16 2.31 ± 0.11 0.06 3.26 ± 0.16 5.87 ± 0.42 0.12
  1. Asterisks indicate significant differences at P < 0.05
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