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Fig. 2 | BMC Infectious Diseases

Fig. 2

From: Glycosaminoglycans are involved in bacterial adherence to lung cells

Fig. 2

Effect of enzymatic digestion of cell GAGs in bacterial adherence to lung cells. a-b Effect of pre-treatment with GAG lyases: heparinase I and III, chondroitinase ABC and all enzymes simultaneously on bacterial adherence to A549 cells (a) and MRC5 cells (b). c Relative differences in mean bacterial adherence between lung cells treated with each lyase individually, and with a combination of them all. Data were normalized using the values for adhesion of bacteria to non-treated cells, and spreads represent standard deviation. Statistically significant differences are denoted by * for p < 0.05, ** for p < 0.01, and *** for p < 0.001

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