Figure 1: Cytokine gene expression in response to LPS and BV. The whole blood was incubated with BV and LPS for 4 hours and the mRNA expression was assessed. The relative fold change of each cytokine (A-F) was analysed using 2- ΔΔC T method. Data are presented as mean ± S.E. n=7, P<0.05 vs. sample treated with LPS only (0 μM).