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Table 4 Effect of overgrazing on the immune responses and inflammatory cytokines of sheep

From: Overgrazing induces alterations in the hepatic proteome of sheep (Ovis aries): an iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis

  Groups
LGc OGd P value
IL-1β (pg/mL)e 10.34 ± 0.72b 22.90 ± 3.68a 0.004
IL-4 (pg/mL)f 21.38 ± 2.19b 29.06 ± 1.43a 0.007
IL-6 (pg/mL)g 90.61 ± 22.03b 222.50 ± 10.81a 0.001
IFN-γ (pg/mL)h 30.76 ± 4.01a 21.56 ± 4.18b 0.050
IgA (g/L)i 0.73 ± 0.06a 0.54 ± 0.06b 0.022
IgG (g/L)j 19.85 ± 1.95a 15.19 ± 1.73b 0.036
  1. a, b Values within a column not sharing a common superscript letter indicate significant difference at P < 0.05. Numbers are means ± SD. (n = 6)
  2. c LG light grazing
  3. d OG overgrazing
  4. e IL-1β interleukin-1β
  5. f IL-4 interleukin-4
  6. g IL-6 interleukin-6
  7. h IFN-γ interferon-γ
  8. i IgA immunoglobulin A
  9. j IgG immunoglobulin G