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Table 7 Effects of dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides (SDP) on the immune responses of weaned pigs (Exp. 2)

From: Dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides improve growth performance of weaned pigs through maintaining intestinal barrier function and modulating gut microbial populations

Items Dietary treatment P-value 
  CON SDP  
Serum
 IgG, g/L 19.63 ± 0.86 21.98 ± 0.78 0.090
 IgA, g/L 1.25 ± 0.09 1.30 ± 0.05 0.653
 IgM, g/L 2.34 ± 0.04 2.39 ± 0.06 0.540
 IL-6, pg/mL 127.14 ± 4.98 159.31 ± 7.35 0.003
 IL-10, pg/mL 14.65 ± 2.47 17.36 ± 1.23 0.342
 IL-1β, pg/mL 31.68 ± 3.32 33.48 ± 2.28 0.662
 TNF-α, pg/mL 57.61 ± 3.90 70.76 ± 4.56 0.046
Mucosal sIgA, mg/g protein
 Duodenum 3.35 ± 0.66 5.56 ± 0.74 0.043
 Jejunum 4.78 ± 0.50 8.14 ± 0.53 < 0.001
 Ileum 5.68 ± 0.46 9.04 ± 0.61 0.001
  1. IgG immunoglobulin G; IgA immunoglobulin A; IgM immunoglobulin M; IL-6 interleukin-6; IL-10 interleukin-10; IL-1β interleukin-1β; TNF-α tumour necrosis factor-α; sIgA secretory immunoglobulin A
  2. n = 8 for each group