Table II. Percent expression of receptors on B cells incubated with indicated concentrations of MCPS or NP-Ficoll
Culture Conditions% TACI (n = 5)p Valuea% BAFFR (n = 5)p Valuea% BCMA (n = 4)p Value
Media35.1 ± 3.3037.54 ± 3.856.93 ± 41
MCPS (40 μg/ml)17.5 ± 3.130.000022.34 ± 6.290.00096.41 ± 2.910.3681
MCPS (10 μg/ml)22.66 ± 2.470.000125.22 ± 4.480.00086.26 ± 2.590.3148
MCPS (2.5 μg/ml)27.7 ± 2.410.001834.2 ± 4.880.13196.26 ± 1.000.1306
NP-Ficoll (40 μg/ml)32.1 ± 2.260.066034.34 ± 3.040.09136.38 ± 3.210.3737
NP-Ficoll (10 μg/ml)31.94 ± 1.670.056136.26 ± 3.980.30955.64 ± 2.450.1703
NP-Ficoll (2.5 μg/ml)33.46 ± 2.940.215435.02 ± 4.370.18086.13 ± 3.010.3102
  • a The p value is calculated comparing MCPS and NP-Ficoll percentages against media-treated cells. A p value <0.05 is considered statistically significant and indicated in bold.

  • PS, polysaccharide.