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Table 4 Analysis of SCC grade and cytokines of Chinese Holstein and Sanhe cattle

From: Novel SNPs in IL-17F and IL-17A genes associated with somatic cell count in Chinese Holstein and Inner-Mongolia Sanhe cattle

SCC Grades Breed N,
%
SCS IL-4,
ng/mL
IL-6,
pg/mL
IL-17,
pg/mL
IFN-γ,
pg/mL
TNF-α,
pg/mL
I Holstein 133 (52.0%) 1.84 ± 0.10A 1.043 ± 0.032 163.88 ± 3.88 14.80 ± 0.49B 44.97 ± 1.04A 1.108 ± 0.029
II   30 (11.7%) 4.73 ± 0.22B 1.043 ± 0.070 167.99 ± 8.28 16.41 ± 1.05AB 45.92 ± 2.21A 1.079 ± 0.061
III   93 (36.3%) 7.88 ± 0.12C 1.090 ± 0.039 154.49 ± 4.61 17.21 ± 0.59A 38.28 ± 1.25B 1.063 ± 0.034
P value    <0.01 0.64 0.20 <0.01 <0.01 0.60
I Sanhe cattle 54 (42.5%) 2.42 ± 0.14C 0.986 ± 0.023 113.71 ± 3.44a 12.76 ± 0.75B 35.67 ± 1.18 1.11 ± 0.034
II   53 (41.7%) 4.60 ± 0.13B 0.953 ± 0.021 125.67 ± 3.10a 15.90 ± 0.68A 37.23 ± 1.06 1.08 ± 0.030
III   20 (15.8%) 6.62 ± 0.22A 0.949 ± 0.032 110.93 ± 5.04b 11.90 ± 1.02B 33.61 ± 1.74 1.19 ± 0.046
P value    <0.01 0.50 <0.01 <0.01 0.19 0.15
  1. Note: SCC grades: (I) SCC < 200,000 cells/mL; (II) 200,000 cells/mL < SCC < 500,000 cells/mL; and (III) SCC > 500,000/mL. Means with different superscripts within the same column and breed are significantly different at P < 0.01 (capital letter) or P < 0.05 (small letter)