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Figure 5

From: Expansion of different subpopulations of CD26−/low T cells in allergic and non-allergic asthmatics

Figure 5

siRNA mediated depletion of CD26 mRNA leads to enhanced T-cell proliferation. PBMCs from healthy subjects were isolated and placed in culture for 6 days in 96 round-well plates. To promote T-cell division, Accell culture medium was supplemented with PHA ± IL-12. Besides, a CD26-specific or a non-targeting Accell siRNAs pool was also used. (a) Expression of CD26 (MFI; mean fluorescence intensity) on PBMCs was assessed by flow cytometry. Three representative assays are shown. 2-way ANOVA with Tukey’s multiple comparison test: *P < 0.05, ***P < 0.001, ****P < 0.0001; n.s., non-significant. (b) PBMCs from 2 representative donors were labelled with CFSE and T-cell proliferation induced by PHA ± IL-12 was assessed by CFSE-dilution assays. Responder frequency is the percentage of T lymphocytes that divided at least once. 2-way ANOVA with Tukey’s multiple comparison test: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ****P < 0.0001; n.s., non-significant.

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