TABLE 2

IL-17A secretion by macrophages in response to different treatmentsa


Treatment
IL-17A
level
(pg/ml)b
Significancec
Macrophages only1.1 ± 0.1
Yeast cells added to macrophages2.5 ± 0.40.006
SAP (30 µg/ml) added to macrophages1.0 ± 0.1NS
SAP (30 µg/ml) + yeast cells added to macrophages3.7 ± 0.30.002
  • a IL-17A secretion by macrophages in response to addition of SAP and/or yeasts for two replicates in each experiment (three different experiments).

  • b Values are means ± standard errors of the means from three experiments.

  • c Significance was determined by Mann-Whitney U test. NS, not significant.