The representative histological sections of rat liver specimens. A: hematoxylin and eosin stain at 20 × 10 magnification, B: semi-quantitative scores graded from 0 (no lesion), 1 (trace lesion), 2 (weak lesion), 3 (moderate lesion) to 4 (severe lesion) for fat changes, and from 0 (no lesion), 1 (lesion in the central vein area), 2 (lesion in the central vein area and expansion to the surrounding area) to 3 (lesion in the central and portal vein areas or cirrhosis) for necrosis, inflammation and fibrosis in control, CCl4, GE and Rb1 groups. Solid and dashed arrows represent the central vein and collagen fibers. Data are presented as mean ± SD (n =10). Values not sharing the same letter differ significantly (p <0.05). Scale bar =50 μm.