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Table 3 The frequencies of IFN- γ -secreting cells following in vitro stimulation of PBMC

From: Infections with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy affect VAR2CSA DBL-5 domain-specific T cell cytokine responses

  % IFN-γ secreting CD4+ T cells % IFN-γ secreting CD8+ T cells
Inclusion (n = 92)a
 PHA 6.95 (4.65–9.74) 6.37 (4.02–8.59)
 DBL-5 1.44 (0.49–2.32) 1.71 (0.67–2.46)
Delivery (n = 61)a
 PHA 4.28 (2.85–7.08)b 3.34 (2.01–5.49)b
 DBL-5 1.47 (0.65–2.02) 1.49 (0.98–2.27)
  1. Values are median frequencies (IQR)
  2. aNumbers are reduced due to insufficient quantities of PBMC to perform all assays
  3. bFrequencies significantly lower than corresponding frequencies at inclusion (p < 0.001 in both cases)