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Fig. 4 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fig. 4

From: Protective effect of diet supplemented with rice prolamin extract against DNCB-induced atopic dermatitis in BALB/c mice

Fig. 4

Histopathological findings showing the preventive effect of dietary RPE on DNCB-induced AD-like skin lesions in mice. a Skin sections (4 μm thick) were stained with hematoxylin & eosin (upper panel), toluidine blue (middle panel) and Giemsa (lower panel). ED, epidermis; Dr, dermis; magnification, 200 ×; scale bars, 50 μm. b Epidermal thickness was analyzed in the hematoxylin & eosin-stained sections. c The number of mast cells was analyzed in the toluidine blue-stained sections. d The number of eosinophils was analyzed in the Giemsa-stained sections. **P < 0.01 compared with the normal group, and P < 0.05, ††P < 0.01 compared with the DNCB control group (n = 6)

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