Table 2

Comparison of serum levels of PGRN and other cytokines
Group n PGRN (pg/l) IL-6 (pg/ml) PR3 (ng/ml) TNFR (ng/l) TNFα (ng/l) Anti-dsDNA antibodies (mg/l)
Pre-treatment 30 17.82 ± 5.18#& 1.56 ± 1.18#& 49.33 ± 18.85# 17.50 ± 10.33#& 89.59 ± 20.27#& 208.19 ± 194.24#&
Post-treatment 30 13.64 ± 4.51* 0.97 ± 0.37* 48.25 ± 10.89* 10.61 ± 3.70* 54.31 ± 17.17* 137.02 ± 80.71*
Control 30 11.09 ± 1.62 0.70 ± 0.05 38.32 ± 3.55 9.76 ± 1.06 37.46 ± 11.63 23.24 ± 20.23

Note: #, p < 0.05, compared with the normal controls.

&, p < 0.05, compared with the post-treatment group.

*, p < 0.05, compared with the normal controls.

Qiu et al.

Qiu et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:88   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-88

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