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Table 2 Cytokine levels in plasma and BALF (ng/ml).

From: Protective effects of aerobic exercise on acute lung injury induced by LPS in mice

  Control Exercise LPS Exercise+LPS P
IL-6 BALF 0.015 ± 0.002 0.011 ± 0.005 0.541 ± 0.445a 0.767 ± 0.664 <0.001
IL-6 plasma 0.016 ± 0.008 0.011 ± 0.003 0.096 ± 0.029a 0.059 ± 0.037 ≤0.001
IL-10 BALF 0.009 ± 0.032 0.050 ± 0.048 0.066 ± 0.072 0.056 ± 0.041 ns
IL-10 plasma 0.013 ± 0.034 0.058 ± 0.278 0.351 ± 0.176a 0.111 ± 0.215 0.027
IL-1β BALF 0.150 ± 0.033 0.106 ± 0.060 0.161 ± 0.186a 0.357 ± 0.246b <0.02
KC BALF 0.017 ± 0.011 0.013 ± 0.007 0.596 ± 0.233a 0.626 ± 0.121 <0.001
TNF-α BALF 0.018 ± 0.016 0.028 ± 0.018 0.027 ± 0.017 0.032 ± 0.029 ns
  1. a indicates the significant effect of LPS in increasing cytokine levels; b indicates the significant interaction effect of LPS and exercise in increasing the cytokine level; values are means ± SD. BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; ns, non-significant.