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Table 3 Expression of CX3CL1 and CX3CR1 in the muscle tissue from each of the patients

From: Serum level of soluble CX3CL1/fractalkine is elevated in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis, which is correlated with disease activity

  Polymyositis Dermatomyositis
  Pt1 Pt2 Pt1 Pt2 Pt3
CX3CL1      
   Infiltrated mononuclear cells ++ +++ +++ ++++ +++
   Endothelial cells ++ ++ +++ +++ +++
CX3CR1      
   CD4+ T cells + + + + +
   CD8+ T cells ++++ +++ ++++ +++ ++++
   CD68+ macrophages +++++ +++++ +++++ +++++ +++++
  1. Muscle tissue sections were scored: -, no staining; +, few of the cells positively stained; ++, some (less than one-half) of the cells stained; +++, approximately one-half of the cells stained; ++++, more than one-half of the cells stained; +++++, most cells stained.