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Table 3 The serum cytokines secretion in patients with CC, CINII-III and controls

From: Alterations of dendritic cell subsets in the peripheral circulation of patients with cervical carcinoma

  Normal (n = 62) CINII-III (n = 54) CC (n = 37) P
IL-6 ( pg/ml) 11.29 ± 6.36 18.19 ± 12.58 23.67 ± 11.36 0.000* 0.000** 0.013***
TGFβ ( ng/ml ) 5.60 ± 4.83 6.41 ± 5.20 18.22 ± 12.18 0.598* 0.000** 0.000***
IL-10 ( pg/ml ) 52.69 ± 28.27 57.95 ± 32.94 60.18 ± 29.92 0.358* 0.243** 0.735***
VEGF ( pg/ml ) 25.54 ± 19.13 27.92 ± 19.13 30.39 ± 24.19 0.365* 0.436** 0.976***
  1. *Normal vs CINII~III; ** Normal vs CC; *** CINII~III vs CC
  2. P of the three groups:IL-6: P = 0.000, F = 17.712; TGFβ: P = 0.000, F = 21.671;
  3. IL-10: P = 0.450, F = 0.802; VEGF: P = 0.601, F = 0.511