Table 1: Gene specific primers for RT-PCR.

GeneOrientation accessionPrimer sequenceLength (bp)Product length (bp)

GAPDHForward5′-GGCACAGTCAAGGCTGAGAATG-3′22143
Reverse5′-ATGGTGGTGAAGACGCCAGTA-3′21
TNF-αForward5′-CAGCAGATGGGCTGTACCTT-3′20301
Reverse5′-AAGTAGACCTGCCCGGACTC-3′20
IL-6Forward5′-GACTGATGTTGTTGACAGCCACTGC-3′25508
Reverse5′-AGCCACTCCTTCTGTGACTCTAACT-3′25