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Table 1 Phenotype data of the analysed animals

From: Transcriptional responses of PBMC in psychosocially stressed animals indicate an alerting of the immune system in female but not in castrated male pigs

Parameter HSF HSM LSF LSM p-value #
Skin lesions §      
Front 72.0 ± 16.5 65.0 ± 22.0 7.5 ± 1.3 16.0 ± 6.8 <0.001
Mid 60.0 ± 23.0 45.8 ± 22.5 12.8 ± 3.0 19.5 ± 11.7 <0.05
Rear 28.0 ± 16.9 7.8 ± 2.6 5.5 ± 1.3 8.5 ± 2.5 >0.10
Total 160.0 ± 47.9 118.5 ± 46.7 25.8 ± 3.8 44.0 ± 13.2 <0.01
Creatinekinase (U/l) 11543.0 ± 3270.5 9232.0 ± 1430.8 2062.5 ± 356.5 2904.5 ± 260.5 <0.001
Cortisol (ng/ml) 65.2 ± 8.50 72.5 ± 6.3 50.7 ± 6.7 59.0 ± 7.0 <0.10
  1. Values are displayed as mean ± SEM; n =8; balanced for mixing groups; # effects for stress level but not for sexes; p-value (2 tailed) of a two sample t-test reflecting differences between animals with high stress level and low stress level; § skin lesions in body sections: front (head, neck, shoulders, and front legs), middle (flanks and back), and rear (rump, hind legs, and tail).