Table 2

Effect of bacteria on tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) release by inflamed ileal tissue from Crohn’s disease patients in the presence of protease inhibitors

TNF-α (pg/ml)
**p<0.01 versus blank.
Data are mean (SEM) of six organ culture experiments per point. A mix of protease inhibitors was added to the incubation medium of blanks and bacterial cocultures.
Blank51 (6.4)
L casei 19 (1.7)**
L bulgaricus 26 (4.4)**