Table 1

Tryptase release by explants of rheumatoid synovium after 20 hours with and without MC activation by anti-IgE. Values are given as ng/ml/100 mg tissue

Specimen noControl
values
Secretagogue treatedRelative change (x)
67429.1356.72.0
689152.03202.51.3
69150.655.01.1
70079.27145.571.8
76362.4147.632.4
7708.6346.65.4
7738.8847.95.4
79832.342.081.3
  • The secretagogue treated values were significantly higher (paired t test, t(7)=4.2: p=0.004).