Table 2

HO-1 mRNA expression in patients with BD

PBMCs/PMNs

Ocular involvement

HLA-B51


- (n = 17)

+ (n = 16)

- (n = 10)

+ (n = 14)


HO-1 (AU)

PBMCs

7.7 ± 3.1

5.7 ± 4.1

8.1 ± 3.9

5.6 ± 3.7

PMNs

32.9 ± 46.1

31.6 ± 34.1

31.6 ± 38.0

19.9 ± 18.0


Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. AU, arbitrary unit; BD, Behçet's disease; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; HO, heme oxygenase; PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; PMN, peripheral blood multinuclear cells.

Kirino et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R16   doi:10.1186/ar2367

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