Changes of production of cytokines from PBMCs of gout patients and of healthy volunteers after stimulation with FFA C18:0 and MSU. x fold refers to changes compared with the most active single stimulus. P values indicate significant differences between respective values of patients and healthy controls by Mann-Whitney U-test. Gout patients n = 18 and healthy controls n = 12. FFA, free fatty acids; MSU, monosodium urate monohydrate; PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
Mylona et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R158 doi:10.1186/ar3898