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Table 2 Basal and stimulated cytokine release from healthy non smokers (HNS), smokers & COPD.

From: T lymphocyte insensitivity to corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

   IFNγ release
(pg/ml)
IL-2 release
(pg/ml)
BASAL
(A)
HNS 9.8 (3.9-651) 14.5 (6.2-39.8)
  Smokers 16.3 (0-75.1) 20.6 (0-453.6)
  COPD 17.3 (0-83) 29.6 (0-102.8)
  P value 0.6 0.9
PHA/PMA
(B)
HNS 519 (239.4-3062) 557.6 (39.6-1228)
  Smokers 1881 (87.1-19217) 954.9 (112.7-2612)
  COPD 284.6 (27.6-15992) 474.2 (28.9-5011)
  P value 0.04 0.2
  1. Data are expressed as median (range).
  2. ANOVAs for basal (A) and stimulated (B) between group comparisons are shown beneath each column