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Table 3 The comparison of the expression levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in Blastocystis sp., isolates regarding different time points

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

Blastocystis isolates Cytokines Expression levels Sig. P-value
6 h 12 h 24 h
ST1S IFN-γ 0.775 0.257 6.008 Yes 0.000
ST1As 0.169 0.269 2.457 Yes 0.018
ST2S 0.225 1.1585 12.7415 Yes 0.000
ST2As 0.198 0.3665 12.57 Yes 0.000
ST3S 0.389 0.4125 2.684 Yes 0.002
ST3As 0.504 0.7325 1.37 No 0.317
ST6S 0.1315 0.2745 3.7405 No 0.053
ST1S TNF-α 0.029 2.732 1.004 Yes 0.001
ST1As 0.038 2.0915 1.588 Yes 0.015
ST2S 0.015 2.26 0.5785 Yes 0.043
ST2As 0.018 1.8275 1.139 Yes 0.036
ST3S 0.0305 1.9535 1.189 Yes 0.009
ST3As 0.023 2.5635 1.4645 Yes 0.007
ST6S 0.0185 1.109 0.8725 Yes 0.001
ST1S IL-12 1.102 0.825 3.2 No 0.054
ST1As 1.852 1.118 14.4515 Yes 0.001
ST2S 0.956 0.8245 5.0375 Yes 0.034
ST2As 1.43 2.449 8.035 No 0.148
ST3S 0.9855 0.8735 11.4875 Yes 0.001
ST3As 0.539 1.4885 1.714 No 0.183
ST6S 0.958 2.8375 1.743 No 0.052
ST1S IL-8 0.926 1.0375 0.553 No 0.509
ST1As 0.816 0.747 0.18 Yes 0.000
ST2S 0.9975 1.232 0.0945 No 0.069
ST2As 1.4725 1.4765 0.385 No 0.176
ST3S 1.7025 1.2855 0.9375 No 0.284
ST3As 1.6335 1.788 0.7685 No 0.307
ST6S 1.104 1.127 0.808 Yes 0.035
ST1S IL-6 1.247 0.648 1.9765 No 0.062
ST1As 1.6265 1.9585 1.539 No 0.803
ST2S 1.655 1.153 4.7745 Yes 0.002
ST2As 2.1685 0.6335 3.7695 Yes 0.000
ST3S 1.606 1.59 1.111 No 0.675
ST3As 2.438 0.6925 0.814 No 0.121
ST6S 1.0805 0.382 0.8945 Yes 0.009
ST1S TGF-β 0.6715 1.049 0.629 No 0.538
ST1As 0.529 1.7455 0.548 Yes 0.026
ST2S 0.427 1.227 0.547 Yes 0.025
ST2As 0.3665 0.949 0.856 Yes 0.036
ST3S 0.3115 0.5745 0.515 No 0.663
ST3As 0.274 1.7565 0.5725 No 0.084
ST6S 0.7465 1.3555 0.7515 No 0.157