Table III.

Abscess formation in STAT−/− mice

GroupChallengeaNo. of Animals with Abscess/Total (%)p Valueb
Wild type B. fragilis 13/16 (81)
STAT4−/− B. fragilis 3/20 (15)0.001
STAT6−/− B. fragilis 15/16 (94)NS
Wild typeCP17/8 (88)
STAT4−/−CP11/9 (11)0.003
STAT6−/−CP18/9 (89)NS
  • a Inocula given via the i.p. route with SCC.

  • b Compared with respective wild-type control.