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Table 4 Comparison of plasma concentration of endotoxin and plasma cytokine levels among cases and controls

From: Association of plasma endotoxin, inflammatory cytokines and risk of colorectal adenomas

Plasma levels, units Case (n = 138) Control (n = 342) p Adjusted
  (median (min, max)) (median (min, max))   p*
TNF-α (pg/mL) 4.8 (1.3, 276.6) 4.3 (0, 268.3) 0.008 0.06
IL-4 (pg/mL) 4.3 (0, 916.5) 2.6 (0, 5459.2) 0.07 0.19
IL-6 (pg/mL) 4.1 (0, 1099.1) 4.0 (0, 911.1) 0.70 0.80
IL-8 (pg/mL) 3.0 (0, 131.2) 2.7 (0, 291.1) 0.07 0.19
IL-10 (pg/mL) 8.5 (0, 1644.7) 7.4 (0, 1308.8) 0.60 0.80
IL-12 (pg/mL) 0.5 (0, 716.1) 0.5 (0, 1106.3) 0.82 0.82
IFN-γ (pg/mL) 1.4 (0, 924.8) 1.5 (0, 390.0) 0.57 0.80
  1. TNF tumor necrosis factor, IL interleukin, IFN Interferon.
  2. * adjusted for multiple comparisons via False Discovery Rate.