Table 2

Microparticle numbers in synovial fluid from patients with arthritic joints

Origin

mAb

Synovial fluid


CD4+ cells

CD4

191 (<10–711)

CD8+ cells

CD8

<10 (<10–331)

Monocytic cells

CD14

1,315 (57–13,326)

B-cells

CD20

<10 (<10–104)

Platelets

CD61

<10 (<10–17)

Erythrocytes

Glycophorin A

<10 (<10–3,104)

Granulocytes

CD66e

2,380 (<10–20,864)


Results are medians, with ranges in parentheses. Data are the numbers (× 106/l) of marker-positive microparticles from all arthritic patients (n = 11).

Berckmans et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7:R536-R544   doi:10.1186/ar1706

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