Scatter plot showing sVCAM-1 expressions in cultured HUVECs under IgA1 from IgAN patients and healthy volunteers. HUVECs were treated with 400 ug/ml IgA1 from healthy volunteers (HC) or IgAN patients (IgAN). Compared to IgA1 from healthy volunteers, IgA1 form IgAN patients showed a tendency to increase the HUVECs supernatant sVCAM-1 expression (8.63±2.98 ng/ml Vs 7.00±1.33 ng/ml, p=0.104).
Zhu et al. BMC Nephrology 2013 14:21 doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-21