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Table 2 Kinetic analysis of the numbers of mast cells in skeletal muscle in wild-type mice upon C protein-induced myositis induction

From: Roles of mast cells in the pathogenesis of inflammatory myopathy

  Days after immunization
Site Day 0 Day 10 Day 21
Endomysium 6.3 ± 1.0 10.5 ± 3.7 13.5 ± 7.4a
Perivascular 2.2 ± 1.0 3.3 ± 1.0 5.0 ± 3.6a
Perimysium 1.3 ± 1.3 3.3 ± 1.0 2.8 ± 0.5a
  1. Mast cells were identified as toluidine blue-positive cells. The number of mast cells in each mouse was expressed as the maximum number of cells/100× magnification field in quadriceps. aP <0.05 as compared with mast cell numbers at each site at day 0.