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Table 2 Flow cytometry analysis of peripheral blood monocytes. Cell surface markers Expression upon differentiation in response to BSEO

From: Evaluation of immunomodulatory effects of Boswellia sacra essential oil on T-cells and dendritic cells

Cell surface markers
(%)
Negative control 0.1%DMSO Differentiation inducers
Positive control (GM-CSF plus IL-4) BSEO 5 μg/mL BSEO 10 μg/mL
CD14 87.1 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 1.5 87.05 ± 2.6*** 88.6 ± 1***
CD11c 8.9 ± 4.7 97.2 ± 2.1 5.45 ± 3.6*** 8.7 ± 2.2***
HLA-DR 96.9 ± 0.5 99.4 ± 0.8 90.9 ± 8.9 95.5 ± 1.3
CD86 57.3 ± 2.9 8.9 ± 2.5 77.8 ± 6.9** 57.9 ± 13.4*
  1. Data presented as mean percentages (%) of markers expression obtained from three different individuals ± SD
  2. (*) Referred to significant value compared to the positive control, where * P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001