TABLE 1.

Effect of methylprednisolone or pentoxifylline on TNF-α production in M. tuberculosis-stimulated whole blood cultures of 24-h durationa

DonorStrainControlTNF-α concn after addition of
Methylprednisolone at (μg/ml):Pentoxifylline at (mM):
0.010.11.010500.010.11.0
1H37Rv71587,1094,2651,115354172
1H37Ra3979160
1MP-289719207534218
1MP-28850392573722224
2MP-28651271651211115
3MP-283866042163767
4MP-282634837233890
5MP-281422213333210
6MP-2813834331650
  • a Values indicate TNF-α concentrations in picograms per milliliter.