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Table 2 Immunohistochemical identification and quantification of immune cells in the muscle

From: Immunohistochemical phenotyping of T cells, granulocytes, and phagocytes in the muscle of cancer patients: association with radiologically defined muscle mass and gene expression

Immune cell identified Antibodies All (n = 30) Males (n = 20) Females (n = 10)  
No. of cells per 100 fibers p value
Granulocytes/phagocytes CD11b+ 1.6 (0–8) 1.6 (0–6) 1.6 (1–8) 0.98
a. Granulocytes/phagocytes subtype 1 CD11b+CD14+CD15+ 1.0 (0–5) 1.3 (0–4) 0.5 (0–5) 0.32
b. Granulocytes/phagocytes subtype 2 CD11b+CD14−CD15− 0.5 (0–3) 0.0 (0–2) 1.1 (0–3) 0.14
T cells CD3+ 6.5 (1–24) 8.3 (1–24) 5.5 (1–12) 0.07
a. CD4 T cells CD3+CD4+ 2.3 (0–15) 2.7 (0–15) 1.7 (0–6) 0.05*
b. CD8 T cells CD3+CD4− 4.1 (1–18) 5.6 (1–18) 4 (1–10) 0.21
CD3−CD4+ cells CD3−CD4+ 0.6 (0–12) 2.0 (0–6) 0.7 (0–12) 0.71
  1. Values reported as median (range). p values from Mann-Whitney U test. *Difference between males and females (p = < 0.05)