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Table 5 Correlations between apoptotic index, cell turnover, Ki-67 counts and crypt height in distal colon and selected caecal and faecal parameters1

From: Effect of high amylose maize starches on colonic fermentation and apoptotic response to DNA-damage in the colon of rats

  Apoptotic index Cell turnover Ki-67 counts Crypt column height
  r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value
Caecum         
Total SCFA (μmol/g) 0.130 0.19 -0.376 0.005 -0.306 0.02 -.114 0.26
Acetate 0.014 0.89 -0.314 0.02 -0.23 0.09 -0.09 0.37
Propionate 0.071 0.48 -0.196 0.15 -0.16 0.26 -0.16 0.10
Butyrate 0.280 0.004 -0.325 0.02 -0.3 0.03 -0.07 0.46
pH -0.191 0.052 0.635 0.001 0.57 0.001 -0.08 0.44
Faeces         
Total SCFA 0.06 0.56 -0.104 0.45 -0.19 0.18 -0.13 0.21
Acetate -0.039 0.69 -0.253 0.06 -0.27 0.05 -0.1 0.34
Propionate 0.018 0.86 -0.065 0.64 -0.06 0.64 -0.17 0.10
Butyrate 0.265 0.008 -0.257 0.06 -0.25 0.06 -0.12 0.25
pH -0.164 0.099 0.610 0.001 0.54 0.001 -0.08 0.41
  1. 1 Relationship between caecal, colonic and faecal variables with apoptosis and epithelial kinetics were analysed by Spearman's correlation test.