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Table 7 The relative expression of cecal tonsil inflammatory genes of the laying hens. Data are presented as means (SD)a

From: Effects of dietary phosphorous supplementation on laying performance, egg quality, bone health and immune responses of laying hens challenged with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide

NPP,% LPS IL-1β IL-6 IL-10
0.12 1.34 4.23 3.23
+ 2.21 10.34 4.11
0.40 1.26 1.79 1.32
+ 4.14 14.56 3.49
SEM   0.38 1.62 0.54
Main effect means
 NPP
  0.12   1.78 7.72 3.73
  0.40   2.70 8.17 2.40
 LPS
  –   1.30c 2.84c 2.14
  +   3.18b 12.45b 3.80
P-value
 NPP   0.103 0.663 0.254
 LPS   0.004 0.001 0.175
 NPP × LPS   0.079 0.122 0.551
  1. aMeans were calculated on n = 5 replicates (one laying hens per replicate) per treatment
  2. b-cWithin comparisons, means in a column with no common superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)