Table 2.

Quantitation of osteoclasts in periapical lesions

GroupMean no. of osteoclasts/lesion ± SD in:
Noninfected teethInfected teeth
Wild type0.0 ± 0.02.8 ± 1.7
IL-6−/− NDa 9.3 ± 4.6
Wild type + anti-IL-6 antibodyND6.3 ± 5.2
  • a ND, not done.