Production of sBAFF by peripheral monocytes. Monocytes (2.5 × 105/ml) were cultured for 96 hours in the absence (-) or presence (+) of recombinant human IFN-γ (200 ng/ml). (A) The amounts of soluble B-cell-activating factor of the TNF family (sBAFF) in the culture supernatants of normal individuals (open circles) and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients (closed circles) were quantitated in triplicate measurements by sandwich ELISA. Bars indicate means. **P < 0.01 and ***P < 0.001. (B) Total RNAs were prepared from normal and pSS monocytes and subjected to RT-PCR for BAFF and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). Representative data are shown.
Yoshimoto et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R170 doi:10.1186/ar3493