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Table 8 Effects of different ratios of n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the sow diet on the concentrations of IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α in piglet plasma

From: Effects of dietary ratio of n-6 to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on immunoglobulins, cytokines, fatty acid composition, and performance of lactating sows and suckling piglets

Item, ng/L Dietary n-6:n-3 PUFA ratio SEM P
  3:1 9:1 13:1   
Piglet plasma at d 14 of lactation      
IL-1β 831.19a 612.98b 710.83b 38.08 < 0.01
IL-6 84.49 83.33 80.56 3.14 0.67
TNF-α 163.00 182.45 158.73 17.08 0.59
Piglet plasma at d 21 of lactation      
IL-1β 742.26 652.38 740.71 57.75 0.47
IL-6 85.65 86.16 90.83 3.91 0.60
TNF-α 212.18 153.64 178.73 15.65 0.06
  1. *Within a row, treatments with unlike superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05).