TABLE 4.

Group comparisons of cytokine-producing cells based on ELISPOT assaya

CytokineMean no. of cytokine-producing cells
Control (n = 23)CFS (n = 23)CFS with FM (n = 13)CFS without FM (n = 10)
IL-1β105.15 ± 57.4520.68 ± 8.2527.36 ± 13.8712.00 ± 5.91
IL-47.40 ± 1.7110.87 ± 2.0110.92 ± 2.3310.80 ± 3.65
IL-671.77 ± 19.5782.17 ± 18.2866.02 ± 22.37103.16 ± 30.42
IL-835.60 ± 6.9656.53 ± 9.1754.37 ± 12.1959.33 ± 14.60
IL-1058.17 ± 19.8730.56 ± 12.1744.91 ± 20.5811.92 ± 5.53
TNF-α156.71 ± 27.33118.25 ± 27.26129.84 ± 35.71103.18 ± 43.84
ST IL-1β539.7 ± 88.1463.8 ± 79.5407.2 ± 91.5537.4 ± 141.3
ST IL-4262.2 ± 28.5263.4 ± 26.3269.6 ± 31.0255.3 ± 47.0
ST IL-6106.7 ± 18.4112.7 ± 16.1104.5 ± 19.4123.4 ± 28.0
ST IL-840.9 ± 7.266.6 ± 8.955.0 ± 12.281.6 ± 11.9
ST IL-10571.7 ± 47.5521.6 ± 45.9526.5 ± 61.7515.1 ± 72.5
ST TNF-α471.4 ± 35.9460.1 ± 41.2452.5 ± 44.7470.1 ± 77.7
  • a Values are means ± standard errors of the means of raw data. ST, stimulant-induced data. The statistical tests were conducted with logarithmic-transformed data.