Table 3

Expression of CX3CL1 and CX3CR1 in the muscle tissue from each of the patients

Polymyositis

Dermatomyositis


Pt1

Pt2

Pt1

Pt2

Pt3


CX3CL1

Infiltrated mononuclear cells

++

+++

+++

++++

+++

Endothelial cells

++

++

+++

+++

+++

CX3CR1

CD4+ T cells

+

+

+

+

+

CD8+ T cells

++++

+++

++++

+++

++++

CD68+ macrophages

+++++

+++++

+++++

+++++

+++++


Muscle tissue sections were scored: -, no staining; +, few of the cells positively stained; ++, some (less than one-half) of the cells stained; +++, approximately one-half of the cells stained; ++++, more than one-half of the cells stained; +++++, most cells stained.

Suzuki et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R48   doi:10.1186/ar3761

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