Table 3.

Flow cytometric analysis of the whole tumor leukocyte infiltrate

Percentage of cells per tumor infiltrate (means ± SD*)Significance (P)
sl/slsl/++/+sl/sl versus sl/+ and +/+
CD 163(ED2)+ macrophages9.56 ± 7.2122.08 ± 11.2719.11 ± 12.43<0.001
CD4+ T cells3.53 ± 1.463.33 ± 1.853.57 ± 1.74>0.05
CD8+ T cells6.34 ± 3.958.04 ± 227.34 ± 27>0.05
CD161a+ NK cells3.45 ± 2.233.32 ± 2.814.07 ± 3.65>0.05
Granulocytes15.21 ± 3.7516.23 ± 8218.42 ± 04>0.05
  • *Normalized to tumor weight; Student's t test.