Table 1.

Amounts of TNF-α and IL-1β secreted from microglial cells cocultured with A. culbertsoni trophozoites or lysate for 6 h

Culture conditionsAmt (pg/ml) secreted
TNF-α IL-1β
Microglial cells:
 In EMEM medium32.5 ± 2.97a131.4 ± 43.91
 With PBS 40.5 ± 4.38150.4 ± 13.44
Microglial cells with:
A. culbertsoni trophozoites (1:1)b114.3 ± 7.99 129.6 ± 19.30
 1 mg of lysate per ml 95.6 ± 0.71 18.2 ± 6.05
 0.5 mg of lysate per ml 119.9 ± 1.4120.6 ± 1.69
  • a Values are means ± standard deviations.

  • b The ratio is the number of microglial cells to the number of trophozoites.