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Table 5 Comparison of tissue cytokine levels among cases and controls

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

Tissue levels, * Case (n = 111) Control (n = 278) p Adjusted
  (median (min, max)) (median (min, max))   p**
TNF-α 0.8 (0.03, 18.6) 0.8 (0, 18.2) 0.92 0.92
IL-4 0.5 (0, 16.0) 0.4 (0, 14.4) 0.08 0.29
IL-6 1.0 (0.06, 41.2) 1.1 (0.1, 39.1) 0.77 0.88
IL-8 0.5 (0, 24.8) 0.5 (0, 32.4) 0.44 0.59
IL-10 0.4 (0, 115.1) 0.6 (0, 72.9) 0.05 0.29
IL-12 0.7 (0.04, 24.3) 0.8 (0.01, 16.3) 0.34 0.54
IL-17 0.7 (0, 12.4) 0.9 (0, 15.1) 0.11 0.29
IFN-γ 0.8 (0.06, 56.6) 0.7 (0.02, 24.8) 0.34 0.54
  1. TNF tumor necrosis factor, IL interleukin, IFN Interferon.
  2. *Relative gene expression to HMBS and normalized to pooled RNA of controls.
  3. ** adjusted for multiple comparisons via False Discovery Rate.