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Table 2 Serum levels of IFN-γ

From: Role of IL-12 in Staphylococcus aureus-triggered arthritis and sepsis

  Days after staphylococcal inoculation
IL-12 status 2 7 20
IL-12+/+ 12 ± 5 764 ± 288 444 ± 170
IL-12-/- 46 ± 17 208 ± 83 269 ± 114
  1. Serum levels of IFN-γ in IL-12-deficient mice (day 2, n = 5; day 7, n = 5; day 20, n = 9) and wild-type controls (day 2, n = 5; day 7, n = 6; day 20, n = 16) after intravenous inoculation of 1 × 107 staphylococci/mouse. Values are expressed as mean ± standard error of the mean (units/ml).