Pre-exposure to cortisol suppresses LPS signaling.


<p>Cortisol modulates LPS-induced IL-6 (A) but not IL-8 (B) mRNA abundance in rainbow trout liver. This is paralleled by an increase in SOCS-2 expression with cortisol exposure (C). Liver slices were pre-incubated with control media or media containing cortisol (100ng/ml) for 24 h after which they were incubated with control media or media containing LPS (30μg/ml) for 6 h. Values are plotted as % control and shown as mean ± S.E.M (n = 7 fish livers); different lower case letters denote significant treatment effects and interactions; * denotes overall cortisol effects (two way repeated measures ANOVA, p < 0.05).</p

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