Table 4

 Percentages of TNFα+, IL6+, and TGFβ1+ cells

SubjectBM (%)CT (%)Cart (%)
Results are shown as mean (SEM).
BM, bone marrow; CT, connective tissue; Cart, cartilage; Co, control patient; Pat, patient with AS; NMMA, no more material available; TF, technical failure; NST, no such tissue present in specimen.
TNFα+ cells
Co 110 (2.7)015 (2.2)
Co 210 (2.7)NST10 (2.8)
Co 35 (1.7)NSTNST
Pat 135 (2.4)20 (2.4)40 (4.4)
Pat 25 (1.8)5 (1.5)15 (2.1)
Pat 310 (2.8)0.1 (0.5)1 (0.7)
Pat 415 (2.4)3 (1)2 (1.1)
Pat 510 (2.8)0.1 (0.1)1 (0.5)
IL6+ cells
Co 1000
Co 20NSTNST
Co 33 (0.8)NSTNST
Pat 1NMMANMMANMMA
Pat 28 (2.4)51 (9)52 (10.6)
Pat 320 (2)15 (1.2)2 (1.3)
Pat 48 (2.1)18 (1.8)23 (2.2)
Pat 515 (1.6)10 (1.7)10 (1.7)
TGFβ1+ cells
Co 1TFTFTF
Co 20.1 (0.1)NSTNST
Co 32 (1.1)NSTNST
Pat 1NMMANMMANMMA
Pat 20.1 (0.5)1 (0.4)5 (2.4)
Pat 38 (2.5)13 (2.5)16 (2.4)
Pat 42 (1.3)22 (2.4)20 (2.2)
Pat 52 (1)10 (1.3)16 (2.6)