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Table 6 Pearson’s correlation coefficients between treatments and measured variables (Experiment 1)a

From: Acetylsalicylic acid supplementation improves protein utilization efficiency while vitamin E supplementation reduces markers of the inflammatory response in weaned pigs challenged with enterotoxigenic E. coli

  Acetylsalicylic acid intakeb Vitamin E intakea Liver COX-2 Liver PGE2 Occludin ZO-1 %Lymphocyte
Vitamin E intake −0.090       
Liver COX-2 0.061 −0.096      
Liver PGE2 −0.297* −0.195 −0.141     
Occludin 0.037 −0.070 −0.357* 0.219    
ZO-1 −0.059 0.062 −0.460*** −0.092 0.422**   
%Lymphocytec 0.026 0.047 −0.158 0.263† 0.231 0.062  
%Neutrophilc −0.012 −0.052 0.137 0.278† 0.210 −0.031 −0.989***
  1. Significance †P < 0.10, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001
  2. aCorrelation coefficient was derived from 48 observations (eight pigs per treatment × 6 treatments)
  3. bAcetylsalicylic acid and vitamin E intakes were calculated by multiplying individual daily feed intake and dietary concentration of acetylsalicylic acid and vitamin E
  4. cPercentage of the total WBC count