Effects of M. pneumoniae and other antigens on IL-17A production in murine lymphocytes. IL-17A concentration (pg/ml) in the culture supernatant of murine lymphocytes stimulated with antigens of: M. pneumoniae strain M129 (a), S. pneumoniae strain ATCC 33400 (b), K. pneumoniae strain ATCC 13883 (c), LPS from E. coli O127:B8 (d), Zymosan A from S. cerevisiae(e). *p < 0.05 vs. TGF-β1 and IL-6 (+), Ag (−) by Dunnett multiple comparison statistical test; #p < 0.05 vs. cytokine (−), Ag (−) by Student’s t-test.
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