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Table 5 Molecular expression and oxidative stress studies.

From: Adjuvant interferon gamma in patients with pulmonary atypical Mycobacteriosis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Parameter Month IFN gamma Placebo p (Student's t)
Oxidative stress   N = 10 N = 8  
SOD (U/mL/min) 0 36.2 ± 17.8 27.2 ± 11.5 0.23
  6 28.6 ± 12.6 29.8 ± 16.5 0.85
  P (6 vs 0) 0.034 0.612  
AOPP (μM) 0 71.3 ± 35.2 60.8 ± 34.5 0.46
  6 48.4 ± 15.2 65.7 ± 27.6 0.12
  P (6 vs 0) 0.008 0.734  
Genetic modulation (relative to GAPDH × 100)   N = 8 N = 6  
TGF beta 0 113 ± 37 113 ± 29 0.99
  6 152 ± 106 235 ± 232 0.80
  p (6 vs 0) 0.401 0.028  
TNF alpha 0 37 ± 35 68 ± 21 0.080
  6 37 ± 34 81 ± 28 0.025
  p (6 vs 0) 0.946 0.370  
MCP-1 0 112 ± 58 38 ± 29 0.015
  6 59 ± 27 69 ± 39 0.60
  p (6 vs 0) 0.032 0.244  
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD.
  2. Analyses within groups were performed by the Student's paired t test.