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Table 3 The levels of TNF-α, IL-8, IL-6 and TGF-β1 between the serum and peritoneal fluid in patients with secondary infertility

From: A cross-sectional study on the correlation between cytokines in a pelvic environment and tubal factor infertility

  Serum samples (n = 30) Peritoneal fluid samples (n = 30) P-value
IL-8 32.18 ± 15.13 111.44 ± 207.42a 6.1086E-21
IL-6 38.84 ± 3.46 80.01 ± 109.91a 1.3E-13
TGF-β1 38.37 ± 3.14 82.54 ± 115.99a 3.36E-14
TNF-α 26.15 ± 3.51 129.73 ± 183.4a 2.99E-30
  1. aindicates statistical significance between serum level vs. peritoneal fluid level