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Table 3 Expression of genes in BMECs incubated with 0 (control) or 0.05% tea tree oil (TTO) or S. aureus or S. aureus with 0.05% TTO in vitro

From: The protective roles of tea tree oil extracts in bovine mammary epithelial cells and polymorphonuclear leukocytes

SymbolTreatment1 P-value
ControlTTOS.aureusS. aureus with TTOSEMABA×B
TLR-21.000.461.800.520.250.020.220.28
TLR-41.000.830.610.640.260.630.060.49
IL-1β1.000.391.250.590.37< 0.0010.020.75
IL-61.000.221.180.590.41< 0.0010.0080.25
TNF-α1.010.080.970.140.47< 0.0010.910.51
IL-81.003.691.973.571.26< 0.0010.200.12
κ-casein1.001.481.241.060.250.220.420.02
  1. 1BMECs were cultured in DMEM/F12 medium in the absence of S. aureus and TTO (control group), or in the absence of S. aureus and presence of 0.05% TTO, or in the presence of S. aureus and absence of TTO, or in the presence of S. aureus and 0.05% TTO (n = 3). A, TTO treatment; B, S. aureus treatment