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Table 3 Mean ± SEM* serum adipokine concentrations in cows with postpartum uterine inflammatory conditions in dairy cows

From: Associations among serum pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, metabolic mediators, body condition, and uterine disease in postpartum dairy cows

Adipokine n Adiponectin (ng/mL) Leptin (ng/mL) TNF-a (ng/mL) IL-1β (ng/mL) IL-6 (ng/mL) Insulin (ng/mL) IGF-1 (ng/mL)
Metritis‡ 5 479.8 ± 23.9a 6.74 ± 0.34a 2.21 ± 0.11a 2.83 ± 0.14a 3.23 ± 0.16a 0.28 ± 0.01 135 ± 9.1
Clinical endometritis§ 16 470 ± 23.5a 6.42 ± 0.32a 1.99 ± 0.10ab 3.01 ± 0.15a 3.34 ± 0.17a 0.57 ±0.04 132 ± 9.3
Subclinical endometritis§ 6 412 ± 20.6b 4.64 ± 0.26b 1.63 ± 0.08b 3.42 ± 0.17a 2.58 ± 0.13b 0.42 ± 0.02 192 ± 12.1
Normal§ 13 428 ± 21.4b 3.91 ± 0.20c 0.68 ± 0.03c 1.51 ± 0.08b 1.72 ± 0.09c 0.45 ± 0.03 202 ± 16.3
  1. ‡ Mean ± SEM serum concentrations of adiponectin, leptin, TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 during Weeks 1 or 2 were used to determine the levels of adipokines in cows with metritis.
  2. §Mean ± SEM serum concentrations of adiponectin, leptin, TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 during Week 5 were used to determine adipokine concentrations in cows with clinical endometritis, or subclinical endometritis, or normal cows.
  3. a-cWithin column, means without common superscript differ (P < 0.05).
  4. *Controlling for body condition score categories [low (2 and 2.5) and high (3, 3.5 and 4)]; P < 0.05), weeks postpartum (P < 0.05), weeks postpartum by body condition score categories interaction (P < 0.05) and uterine inflammatory conditions by body condition score categories interaction (P < 0.05).