Figure 3.

BAFF mRNA expression is correlated with IL-21 expression within CCR6+ memory T cells. (A) Correlation between IFN score and IL-17A expression within CCR6+ memory T cells in SLE patients (n = 25). (B) Correlation between IFN score and IL-17 F expression within CCR6+ memory T cells in SLE patients (n = 25). (C) Correlation between monocyte BAFF mRNA expression and IFN score in SLE patients and HCs (n = 40). (D) Correlation between monocyte BAFF mRNA expression and IL-21 expression within CCR6+ cells in SLE patients and HCs (n = 40). The correlation coefficients (r) and P values are shown. For correlations, the Spearman rho correlation test was used in (A), (B), and (D), and the Pearson correlation test was used in (C).

Brkic et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:R62   doi:10.1186/ar4499
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