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Table 1 Levels of cytokines (pg/ml) in serum of elderly subjects (mean ± S.E.M.)

From: The effects of long-term endurance training on the immune and endocrine systems of elderly men: the role of cytokines and anabolic hormones

Cytokines Elderly runners Sedentary controls
IL-2 90.1 ± 3.4 101.9 ± 5.7
IL-3 3.8 ± 1.9 15.2 ± 4.7*
IL-4 3.4 ± 3.4 Not detectable
IL-6 0.6 ± 0.3 3.7 ± 0.9**
IL-10 0.06 ± 0.04 1.73 ± 0.69
IL-12 11.5 ± 1.5 20.5 ± 2.5**
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01