Correlation between percentage of IL-23R+ T cells and percentage of IL-17+ T cells in SLE patients. (a, c) Relationships between the percentage of IL-23R+ CD4+ T cells and the percentage of IL-17+ CD4+ T cells on day 3 in active (a) and total SLE (c) groups (r = 0.7692, P = 0.0021 and r = 0.5601, P = 0.0016, respectively) are shown. (b, d) A relationship between the percentage of IL-23R+ CD8+ T cells and the percentage of IL-17+ CD8+ T cells on Day 3 was also found in active (b) and total SLE (d) groups (r = 0.5714, P = 0.0413 and r = 0.4833, P = 0.0079, respectively) are shown. Spearman's correlation test was used to analyze these data.
Puwipirom et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010 12:R215 doi:10.1186/ar3194