Table 5: Immunoglobulins and cytokines.

High T0High T4Low T0Low T4

IgAsμg/dl1.0 ± 0.41.3 ± 0.70.6 ± 0.41.1 ± 0.7
IgA ml/dl147.0 (125.0–203.0)156.0 (118.0–203.0)166.0 (118.7–204.2)157.0 (121.5–185.0)
IgE IU/ml45.5 (21.5–157.5)48.5 (19.5–125.5)18.0 (2.0–53.0)26.0 (6.0–69.0)
IgG ml/dl1049.1 ± 110.1997.0 ± 133.41039.6 ± 170.51009.2 ± 170.0
IgM ml/dl107.0 (65.0–155.0)105.0 (73.0–163.0)142.5 (74.0–192.7)141.0 (70.7–186.5)
TGF-βpg/ml1.2 ± 0.71.3 ± 0.71.3 ± 0.61.3 ± 0.5
IL-17 pg/ml2.4 (0.3–3.5)2.7 (0.6–3.0)0.8 (0.4–2.5)1.6 (0.5–2.2)
TNF-αpg/ml8.3 (8.2–9.0)8.3 (7.9–8.5)8.6 (8.2–9.0)8.6 (8.1–9.0)
IL-6 pg/ml7.9 (7.7-8.8)8.5 (7.7–9.2)8.8 (8.0–9.6)8.4 (7.9–9.4)
IL-10 pg/ml8.3 (8.1–9.0)8.7 (8.3–9.1)8.7 (8.3–9.2)8.7 (8.4–8.9)
IL-4 pg/ml7.4 (7.2–7.6)7.5 (7.1–8.4)7.9 (7.3–8.1)7.7 (7.5–8.2)
IL-2 pg/ml7.0 (6.9–7.6)7.4 (7.1–7.7)7.7 (7.3–7.9)7.6 (7.4–7.7)
IFN-γpg/ml8.1 ± 0.58.1 ± 0.58.3 ± 0.78.2 ± 0.5

Values at baseline (high T0 and low T0) and 4 weeks after high (4200 g/week) or low (800 g/week) vegetable consumption. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (normality test passed; ANOVA applied) or median (25%, 75%) (normality test failed; Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA on ranks applied). IL: interleukin; INF: interferon; Ig: immunoglobulins; salivary IgA: IgAs; TGF: transforming growth factor; TNF: tumor necrosis factor.