Table 10

Effects of n-3 PUFA enrichment on serum IL-2 and INF-γ concentrations in IBD challenged broiler chickens.

IL-2

(ng/ml)

INF-γ

(ng/ml)


Treatment

Pre-challenge

2 days

post-challenge

7 days

post-challenge

Pre-challenge

2 days

post-challenge

7 days

post-challenge


T1

7.9 ± 1.0a

7.2 ± 0.7b

5.8 ± 1.7

5.7 ± 1.0a

7.9 ± 1.3

5.3 ± 1.9

T2

2.9 ± 0.7b

5.1 ± 1.5b

6.8 ± 1.0

2.1 ± 0.7b

6.9 ± 0.9

5.7 ± 1.1

T3

6.5 ± 1.2a

6.3 ± 0.6b

4.5 ± 1.3

3.6 ± 0.7ab

7.4 ± 2.0

4.4 ± 1.6

T4

8.4 ± 0.9a

10.6 ± 1.0a

5.3 ± 0.6

6.2 ± 0.9a

7.7 ± 1.9

5.8 ± 1.9


Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 5 birds/treatment.

a-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Maroufyan et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-11-15

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