Bacterial but not apoptotic body uptake by MECs is increased following pro-inflammatory treatment. Ben-Men-I cells treated with 0, 50, or 100 ng/mL of IL-6 (A) or IL-8 (B) were incubated with CFSE-labeled apoptotic U-937 (left graphs) or fluorescently-labeled S. aureus (right graphs) and particle uptake was determined using flow cytometry. Shown is the average of three independent experiments with the error bars representing SD. Statistical significance was analyzed by one-way ANOVA. P values were determined using pair-wise Student’s t-test adjusted according to Holm (* P <0.05).