Figure 4.

Tissue cytokine transcript abundance relative to controls and associated with chronic MAP infection. Data for male and female animals, time points, and tissues (small/large intestine and liver) were combined for each experimental group (n = 24). Experimental groups analyzed were the following: animal fed normal chow and uninfected (Control; C); animals fed normal chow and infected with non-viable MAP cells, (Killed-MAP; K-MAP); animals fed normal chow and infected with viable MAP cells (Live-MAP; L-MAP); animals fed viable probiotics in chow and uninfected (Live NP-51; L-NP-51); animals fed viable probiotics in chow and infected with non-viable MAP cells ( K-MAP + L-NP-51); animals fed viable probiotics in chow and infected with viable MAP cells (L-MAP + L-NP-51). Data analysis methods are further described in the data analysis section.

Karunasena et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:8   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-8
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