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Table 3 Serum and salivary level of cytokines in patients and controls

From: Salivary and serum IL-10, TNF-α, TGF-β, VEGF levels in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and correlation with HPV and EBV infections

  Patients Controls P value
Serum
IL-10 (pg/ml) 2.3 (1.2–3.9) 1.65 (0.54–2.9) 0.0003a
TGF-β (ng/ml) 11.3 (3.5–164.1) 7.8 (1.8–26.2) 0.0005a
VEGF (pg/ml 614 (14–1374) 210 (17–712) 0.0004a
TNF-α (ng/ml) 15.9 (4.9–39.1) 12.9 (10.4–19.5) 0.1397
Saliva
IL-10 (pg/ml) 5.9 (2.9–12.7) 2.5 (0.45–5.1) 0.00002a
TGF-β (ng/ml) 24.1 (7–87.9) 14.8 (5.4–30.1) 0.00002a
VEGF (pg/ml) 4321 (1566–7791) 280 (130–980) 0.0000a
TNF-α (ng/ml) 23.1 (15.8–26.0) 11.3 (8.2–17.7) 0.00002a
  1. median, test U Manna Whitney’a
  2. astatistically significant