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Fig. 4

From: The intestinal microbiota regulates host cholesterol homeostasis

Fig. 4

Plasma cholesterol levels are transferable from humans to mice by intestinal microbiota transplantation. a Donors’ characteristics and experimental design. b Plasma cholesterol, phospholipids, and triglycerides levels in mice colonized with the microbiota from normocholesterolemic donors (NorChol-r1 and r2, pictured cyan and dark cyan) and high-cholesterol donors (HiChol-r1 and r2, pictured in red and dark red). Data are represented as dots with median (a, b), n = 8–12 mice/group. Recipient groups were analyzed using Kruskal–Wallis test followed by Dunn’s pairwise multiple comparison procedure. *q < 0.05, **q < 0.01, ***q < 0.001

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