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Figure 5: Expression levels of inflammatory cytokines in sham group, model group, Tt-SOD 100 U g−1 (low-dose) group, Tt-SOD 300 U g−1 (medium-dose) group, and Tt-SOD 500 U g−1 (high-dose) group. The levels of (a) TNF-α, (b) IL-1β, and (c) IL-8 in serum samples from each group were determined using ELISA. The mRNA levels of (d) TNF-α, (e) IL-1β, and (f) IL-8 were analyzed using RT-PCR. Results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. **P < 0.01, the indicated group versus sham group; #P < 0.05 and ##P < 0.01, the indicated group versus model group. TNF-α: tumor necrosis factor-α; IL-1β: interleukin-1β; IL-8: interleukin-8; ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; mRNA: messenger ribonucleic acid; RT-PCR: reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Tt-SOD: Thermus thermophilic-superoxide dismutase.

Figure 5: Expression levels of inflammatory cytokines in sham group, model group, Tt-SOD 100 U g<sup>−1</sup> (low-dose) group, Tt-SOD 300 U g<sup>−1</sup> (medium-dose) group, and Tt-SOD 500 U g<sup>−1</sup> (high-dose) group. The levels of (<b>a</b>) TNF-α, (<b>b</b>) IL-1β, and (<b>c</b>) IL-8 in serum samples from each group were determined using ELISA. The mRNA levels of (<b>d</b>) <i>TNF-</i>α, (<b>e</b>) <i>IL-1β</i>, and (<b>f</b>) <i>IL-8</i> were analyzed using RT-PCR. Results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. <sup>**</sup><i>P</i> < 0.01, the indicated group versus sham group; <sup>#</sup><i>P</i> < 0.05 and <sup>##</sup><i>P</i> < 0.01, the indicated group versus model group. TNF-α: tumor necrosis factor-α; IL-1β: interleukin-1β; IL-8: interleukin-8; ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; mRNA: messenger ribonucleic acid; RT-PCR: reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Tt-SOD: Thermus thermophilic-superoxide dismutase.