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Table 3 Ileal cytokine concentrations in non-infected pigs (NC), Lawsonia intracellularis inoculated pigs (PC), and vaccinated Lawsonia intracellularis inoculated pigs (VAC)

From: Lawsonia intracellularis infected enterocytes lack sucrase-isomaltase which contributes to reduced pig digestive capacity

Itemc Treatment SEM P value
NC PC VAC
IL-1α 0.45y 10.79x 0.52y 3.046 0.032
IL-1β 14.17b 192.63a 11.07b 42.50 0.006
IL-1ra 2.83b 7.68a 2.93b 0.901 0.001
IL-2 0.31b 0.50a 0.39ab 0.049 0.028
IL-4 0.09 0.18 0.24 0.072 0.32
IL-6 0.25 1.44 0.37 0.369 0.057
IL-8 91.52 82.49 86.11 9.931 0.812
IL-10 0.07b 0.21a 0.10b 0.021 < 0.001
IL-12 2.22 1.85 1.84 0.343 0.673
IL-18 161.8 130.1 115.6 13.98 0.071
  1. a,bMeans with differing superscripts differ significantly at P  <  0.05.
  2. x,yMeans with differing superscripts differ significantly at P  <  0.10.
  3. cpg/mg isolated protein.