Cytokine mRNA expression profiles of the three populations (SPMs, BMs and PMs) with and without activation with LPS. mRNA levels of IL-10, TGF-β, IL-6, IL-12 and TNF-α in SPMs, BMs and PMs were measured by real time PCR with β-actin as the housekeeping gene; (n = 5). Values are expressed as 10x (gene of interest vs β-actin). *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
Wang et al. BMC Immunology 2013 14:6 doi:10.1186/1471-2172-14-6