Table 3B

 Production of gelatinase A at 20 hours by explants of rheumatoid synovium with and without MC activation by anti-IgE. Values are given as ng/ml/100 mg tissue

Specimen noControl valuesSecretagogue treatedRelative change (x)
67420.7211.0
68956.520.30.5
69116.623.31.4
70058.844.20.8
76323.326.81.2
77016.6181.1
7736.110.61.7
79810.823.92.0
  • There was no significant difference between the control and secretagogue treated values (Wilcoxon paired rank sum test, z = 0.4; p = 0.67).