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Table 5 Relationships between serum antibody titers and mRNA expression of IL-4 and IL-10. Relationships are given as Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient ρ (in parentheses: P-values). Expression on single study days was correlated with IFAT results of the same study days and with titer development over time (SD 1 to 22 and 29, respectively). Only study days with at least one significant effect are shown. Significant correlations (P ≤ 0.05) are indicated in bold

From: Antibody and cytokine response to Cystoisospora suis infections in immune-competent young pigs

   IL-4 IL-10
SD 8 15 8 15
IgG against merozoites 8 0.259 (0.072) / 0.133 (0.361) /
15 / 0.222 (0.121) / -0.000 (0.999)
1–22 0.192 (0.187) 0.149 (0.301) 0.554 (< 0.001) 0.269 (0.059)
1–29 -0.000 (0.999) 0.008 (0.957) 0.393 (0.005) -0.002 (0.989)
IgA against merozoites 8 0.064 (0.661) / 0.105 (0.472) /
15 / 0.049 (0.736) / 0.056 (0.701)
1–22 0.317 (0.027) 0.264 (0.064) 0.231 (0.110) 0.026 (0.858)
1–29 0.374 (0.008) 0.370 (0.008) 0.151 (0.301) -0.065 (0.654)
IgG against sporozoites 8 0.200 (0.168) / -0.106 (0.467) /
15 / 0.066 (0.649) / -0.182 (0.206)
1–22 0.132 (0.364) 0.047 (0.748) 0.298 (0.038) 0.162 (0.262)
1–29 0.218 (0.133) 0.131 (0.365) 0.218 (0.132) 0.250 (0.079)
IgA against sporozoites 8 0.139 (0.341) / 0.188 (0.197) /
15 / 0.214 (0.135) / 0.286 (0.044)
1–22 0.220 (0.129) 0.104 (0.471) 0.258 (0.074) 0.349 (0.013)
1–29 0.120 (0.410) 0.169 (0.240) 0.243 (0.093) 0.253 (0.076)
  1. Abbreviation: SD study day