Table 3

Immune cell proliferationafold changebafter cranberry beverage consumption
Cell type Placebo beverage Cranberry beverage P
γδ-T cellc 1.20 ± 0.26f 3.86 ± 0.50 <0.001
NKd celle 0.15 ± 0.12 0.33 ± 0.19 0.068
αβ-T cellc -0.16 ± 0.09 -0.16 ± 0.08 0.602
Monocytee -0.11 ± 0.29 -0.30 ± 0.45 0.883
B cellse 0.81 ± 0.16 1.32 ± 0.40 0.235

aAfter isolation (Day 0), cells were placed into culture in RPMI-1640 with autologous serum and PHA-L, IL-2 and IL-15 for 6 days bA ratio of cultured cell numbers (Day 6/Day 0) was used to calculate proliferation fold changes. Baseline fold change values were subtracted from values obtained at 10 wk cPercentage of the CD3+ population determined by 2-color staining dNK, natural killer ePercentage of total cells fWilcoxon/Kruskal-Wallis rank sums test was used to determine significant differences. Values were calculated for each subject and the mean ± SEM determined.

Nantz et al.

Nantz et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:161   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-161

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