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Table 5 The cytokines concentrations in plasma of beef steers fed different diets

From: Treatment of corn with lactic acid or hydrochloric acid modulates the rumen and plasma metabolic profiles as well as inflammatory responses in beef steers

Items Diet1 P-value
LA HA CON
IL-1β2 (ng/L) 95.99 ± 7.33a 96.03 ± 9.5a 109.25 ± 9.36b 0.0287
IL-6 (ng/L) 10.19 ± 2.66 9.85 ± 3.69 10.68 ± 1.77 0.8777
IL-8 (ng/L) 110.67 ± 20.15A 109.94 ± 30.99A 163.87 ± 37.30B 0.0108
TNF-α (ng/L) 146.30 ± 40.35a 176.88 ± 23.57ab 198.85 ± 24.15b 0.0289
  1. A-BMeans within a row differ (P < 0.01)
  2. a-bMeans within a row differ (P < 0.05)
  3. 1LA is the treatment diet based on corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water containing 1% lactic acid (wt/vol), HA is the treatment diet based on corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water containing 1% hydrochloric acid (wt/vol), and CON is the control diet containing corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water
  4. 2IL-1β interleukin-1β, IL-6 interleukin-6, IL-8 interleukin-8, TNF-α tumour necrosis factor-alpha