Levels of IL-12p70 released by human PBMC exposedto HgCl2 for 24 hr. Cells were stimulated either by mAb (anti-CD3/anti-CD28/anti-CD40) (A) or hkSE (B). Data represent the values of 12 and 10 donors in both panels respectively; the horizontal lines represent the medians. Symbols above each plot show whether, cytokine release was significantly stimulated (#) or suppressed (*) compared to the controls (Wilcoxon's Rank Sum test for paired samples; p < 0.05).
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