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Table 1 Phagocytosis of live bacteria

From: The osteoblast as an inflammatory cell: production of cytokines in response to bacteria and components of bacterial biofilms

  bacteria associated with cells (% of input) (mean of n = 4) colonies counted after 24 h
  37 °C 4 °C 37 °C 4 °C
osteoblasts + S. epidermidis 47 ± 15 51 ± 21 257; 65* 52; 14*
osteoblasts + heparin + S.epidermidis 39 ± 21 34 ± 12 67; 38* 7; 8*
  1. *The values represent each the mean of duplicates; two independent experiments are shown