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Table 2 The comparison of the expression levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in different time points in symptomatic and asymptomatic isolates

From: Association of Blastocystis ST6 with higher protease activity among symptomatic subjects

Cytokines Time Expression levels Sig. P-value
ST1S ST1As ST2S ST2As ST3S ST3As ST6S
IFN-γ 6 h 0.775 0.169 0.225 0.198 0.389 0.504 0.131 Yes 0.000
12 h 0.257 0.269 1.1585 0.3665 0.4125 0.7325 0.2745 Yes 0.013
24 h 6.008 2.457 12.7415 12.57 2.684 1.37 3.7405 Yes 0.000
TNF-α 6 h 0.029 0.038 0.015 0.018 0.03 0.023 0.18 Yes 0.000
12 h 2.732 2.0915 2.26 1.8275 1.9535 2.5635 1.109 Yes 0.046
24 h 1.004 1.588 0.5785 1.139 1.189 1.4645 0.8725 Yes 0.009
IL-12 6 h 1.102 1.852 0.956 1.43 0.9855 0.539 0.985 No 0.351
12 h 0.825 1.118 0.8245 2.449 0.8735 1.4885 2.8375 Yes 0.002
24 h 3.2 14.451 5.0375 8.035 11.4875 1.714 1.743 Yes 0.000
IL-8 6 h 0.926 0.816 0.9975 1.4725 1.7025 1.6335 1.104 No 0.395
12 h 1.0375 0.747 1.232 1.4765 1.2855 1.788 1.127 No 0.328
24 h 0.553 0.18 0.0945 0.385 0.9375 0.7685 0.808 Yes 0.003
IL-6 6 h 1.247 1.6265 1.655 2.1685 1.606 2.438 1.0805 No 0.183
12 h 0.648 1.9585 1.153 0.6335 1.59 0.6925 0.382 No 0.081
24 h 1.9765 1.539 4.7745 3.7695 1.111 0.814 0.8945 Yes 0.027
TGF-β 6 h 0.6715 0.529 0.427 0.3665 0.3115 0.274 0.7465 No 0.310
12 h 1.049 1.7455 1.227 0.949 0.5745 1.7565 1.3555 No 0.089
24 h 0.629 0.548 0.547 0.856 0.515 0.5725 0.7515 Yes 0.022