Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Cytokine Profiles and Cell Proliferation Responses to Truncated ORF2 Protein in Iranian Patients Recovered from Hepatitis E Infection

Table 1

Results of cytokine, lymphocyte proliferation, and ELISPOT assays in response to truncated ORF2 protein in HEV recovered individuals and control group.

Parameter Control group ()Recovered group () value

IFN-γ17.12 ± 6.93143.40 ± 52.33<0.001
IL-1218.33 ± 9.04112.75 ± 43.26<0.001
IL-1018.72 ± 8.5527.80 ± 19.550.100 (NS)
IL-44.30 ± 1.534.90 ± 1.490.067 (NS)
ELISPOT4.39 ± 5.5165.92 ± 58.99<0.001
Cell proliferation1.50 ± 0.172.01 ± 0.28<0.001

Cytokine values are represented as picograms per milliliter (pg/mL), the results of ELISPOT assay are expressed as spot forming cells per 105 cells (SFC/105 cells), and the results of cell proliferation assay are shown as proliferation index (PI).
All data are shown as mean ± SD.
NS = nonsignificant.