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Table 4 Histopathological changes in the liver of rats exposed to TAA and the treatment effect of Ag-BSEPS, based on scoring severity of injury

From: Effect of nanopolysaccharide (BSEPS) from Bacillus subtilis sp. on thioacetamide-induced liver fibrosis in rats

ObservationControl (GI)TAA (GII)Ag-BSEPS (GIII)TAA + Ag-BSEPS (GIV)
 Focal area in the degenerated hepatocytes++++-+
 Congestion in the blood vessels++++++
 Inflammatory cells++++
 Necrosis_++++_
 Massive fibrosis_++++__
 Hepatocytes degeneration ++++__
  1. Normal (−), minimal (+), mild (++), severe (++++)