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Research Article

Low Perceived Social Support Is Associated with CD8+CD57+ Lymphocyte Expansion and Increased TNF-α Levels

Table 2

Immune and cortisol values in the MSPSS groups according to low (<65.0) and high (≥65.0) MPSS score. Results are expressed as median (25th–75th percentile).

Low MSPSS score High MSPSS score

Lymphocyte subpopulation
 Total Lymphocytes (cells/mm3) 2164 (1778–2644)2298 (1915–2661)
 CD19+ lymphocytes (cells/mm3)269 (185–358)269 (193–351)
 CD3+CD4+ lymphocytes (cells/mm3)1077 (866–1273)1159 (897–1425)
 CD8+ lymphocytes (cells/mm3)558 (443–795)596 (490–686)
 CD8+CD57+ lymphocytes (cells/mm3)163 (95222)110 (73173)*
 CD3−CD56+CD16+ lymphocytes (cells/mm3)215 (164–300)201 (137–283)
Cytokines
 IL-1 (pg/mL) 0.6 (0.2–2)0.7 (0.2–1.7)
 IL-6 (pg/mL) 1.3 (0.7–4.3)1.5 (0.9–4.2)
 TNF- (pg/mL) 22.6 (7.546.1)12.8 (6.023.4)*
 INF- (pg/mL) 2.6 (1.6–3.9)2.7 (1.3–3.8)

high versus low MSPSS score (Bonferroni-corrected Mann-Whitney test).