Production of cytokines by spleen cell cultures stimulated with
and ConA. C57BL/6 mice were infected with ATCC 19095 SEC+, ATCC N315 ST5 TSST-1+, ATCC S-70 TSST-1+, and ATCC 51650 TSST-1+. IFN-γ (a), IL-6 (b), TNF-α (c) and IL-17 (d) were quantified in culture supernatants by ELISA after 48 h of incubation. Data is presented by mean ± SE of 5-9 mice. *represents statistical difference between the two indicated groups. p < 0.05.