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Table 8 Cytokine mRNA expression levels in the spleen of broilers at d 21 (log2 relative)

From: Effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the growth performance and intestinal health of broilers challenged with Clostridium perfringens

Item IL-1 β IL-8 IFN-γ TNF-α IL-10
CTL 1.03 1.02b 1.04 1.00 1.15
LA 0.90 1.09b 0.98 0.92 1.32
CLG 1.29 1.30a 1.25 1.22 0.88
CLG + LA 1.08 1.03b 1.13 0.94 1.38
SEM 0.046 0.039 0.043 0.034 0.118
Main effects
C. perfringens challenge
 Negative 0.96 1.06 1.01 0.96 1.23
 Positive 1.18 1.17 1.19 1.08 1.13
L. acidophilus
 No addition 1.16 1.16 1.14 1.11 1.02
 Addition 0.99 1.06 1.06 0.93 1.35
P-value
C. perfringens challenge 0.009 0.153 0.039 0.034 0.665
L. acidophilus 0.043 0.118 0.302 0.002 0.180
C. perfringens challenge × L. acidophilus 0.619 0.020 0.758 0.079 0.496
  1. a,bMeans in the same column with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05)