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Fig. 3 | BMC Immunology

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From: IL-23 plasma level is strongly associated with CMV status and reactivation of CMV in renal transplant recipients

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IL-17 plasma levels in ESDR patients with CMV-IgG status. Plasma IL-17 levels were determined retrospectively using ELISA kits and data were statistically analyzed using Mann-Whitney-U test. Horizontal bars show median values in each study group. CMV-IgG+ ESDR patients (n = 28) had significantly higher IL-17 levels pre-transplant than CMV-IgG- ESDR patients (n = 25). In 25 plasma samples IL-17 was not detectable. Sixteen of 25 CMV-IgG- and 9 of 28 CMV-IgG+ patients had undetectable IL-17 (p = 0.02) and CMV-IgG+ patients showed a trend of higher IL-17 plasma levels than patients without CMV-IgG suggesting that Th17 cells were activated

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