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Table 1 Comparison of neutrophil activation features and inflammatory markers between CSCB and VDCB

From: Cord blood neutrophils display a galectin-3 responsive phenotype accentuated by vaginal delivery

Laboratory parameters aCSCB b p -value VDCB Sample size (CSCB/VDCB)
Neutrophil L-selectin expression (MFI)
ice c218 (114–315) ns 116 (91–213) 4/6
37°C 133 (93–196) ** 62 (51–77) 4/6
37°C + LPS 71 (54–91) ** 43 (40–49) 4/6
IL-8 production (ng/5 × 10 6 neutrophils)
- LPS 75 (27–277) ns 51 (8–292) 10/11
+ LPS 282 (164–392) ns 254 (138–619) 10/11
Galectin-3 (ng/ml)
plasma 44 (17–170) ns 31 (21–39) 8/8
  1. aabbreviations: CSCB, Caesarean section cord blood; VDCB, vaginal delivery cord blood.
  2. bStatistical analysis was performed by the Mann–Whitney test (ns = no statistically significant difference; **p < 0.005).
  3. cData is presented as median (range).