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Table 5 Frequency of IL-4+ or IFN-γ+ T cells following stimulation with SBE, food allergen, or both (%, assessed by flow cytometry)

From: Rhinosinusitis derived Staphylococcal enterotoxin B plays a possible role in pathogenesis of food allergy

Treatment Th1 or Th2 Healthy CRS CRS-FA FA
Blank Th1 23.3 ± 5.4 34.3 ± 4.2 11.4 ± 4.4 13.4 ± 2.5
  Th2 25.3 ± 3.4 18.6 ± 2.5 35.3 ± 3.3 35.6 ± 2.6
SEB Th1 20.8 ± 3.6 30.8 ± 4.3 10.3 ± 2.1 10.7 ± 0.6
  Th2 22.3 ± 4.1 15.3 ± 2.2 45.8 ± 5.2* 12.5 ± 1.3*
Ag Th1 20.2 ± 4.2 35.2 ± 3.2 10.2 ± 1.6 10.2 ± 1.1
  Th2 26.3 ± 6.4 16.6 ± 3.3 46.9 ± 2.8* 36.7 ± 3.3
SEB + Ag Th1 20.7 ± 3.6 33.8 ± 2.5 5.8 ± 0.3* 10.6 ± 0.5
  Th2 21.9 ± 5.1 15.6 ± 4.5 81.9 ± 6.7*# 31.2 ± 2.9
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. *, p < 0.05, compared with the blank cells. #, p < 0.05, compared with the cells treated with SEB or Ag alone. Comparison was done between treatments within the same group. IL-4 was detected to present Th2 profile and IFN-γ was detected to present Th1 profile.