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Table 9 Cytokine mRNA expression levels in the jejunum 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 1.14 1.43b 1.05a 1.05 1.30a
LA 1.06 0.75b 1.46a 0.89 2.43a
CLG 2.73 3.55a 1.49a 1.02 2.58a
CLG + LA 1.36 0.79b 0.92b 0.80 1.19b
SEM 0.205 0.318 0.101 0.052 0.243
Main effects
C. perfringens challenge
 Negative 1.10 1.09 1.25 0.97 1.86
 Positive 2.05 2.17 1.20 0.91 1.89
L. acidophilus
 No addition 1.94 2.49 1.27 1.04 1.94
 Addition 1.21 0.77 1.19 0.85 1.81
P-value
C. perfringens challenge 0.009 0.037 0.789 0.570 0.961
L. acidophilus 0.041 0.002 0.677 0.074 0.775
C. perfringens challenge × L. acidophilus 0.066 0.043 0.016 0.747 0.009
  1. a,bMeans in the same column with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05)