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Table 2 Immune and Biochemical Parameters of Studied Subjectsa

From: The +838 C/G MT2A Polymorphism, Metals, and the Inflammatory/Immune Response in Carotid Artery Stenosis in Elderly People

Parameters Elderly controls (n = 218) CS patients (n = 288)
MCP-1 (pg/mL) 87 ±31 93 ± 32b
RANTES (pg/mL) 9249 ± 6064 11094 ± 8450c
IL-6 (pg/mL) 21.1 ± 11 22 ± 14
IL-8 (pg/mL) 7.1 ± 3.9 7.6 ± 4.1
TNF-α (pg/mL) 84 ± 35 83 ± 35
MT (MFI) 20.2 ± 12.7 23.7 ± 15.2c
NK activity (L.U. 20/107) 35.1 ± 5.1 20.5 ± 12.6c
CD56+ (%) 17.8 ± 6.3 17.3 ± 6.0
Zn plasma levels (uM) 12.0 ± 2.1 11.1 ± 2.5c
Cu plasma levels (uM) 18.0 ± 3.5 17.3 ± 4.1b
Mg plasma levels (uM) 1110 ± 540 788 ± 208c
Fe plasma levels (uM) 18.1 ± 6.7 18.9 ± 7.1
Zn (µmol/L RBC) 131 ± 36 122 ± 35c *
Cu (µmol/L RBC) 8.7 ± 1.9 8.5 ± 2.0
Mg (µmol/L RBC) 1451 ± 776 1481 ± 670
Fe (µmol/L RBC) 8477 ± 2834 9056 ± 3335b
Zn availability (MFI/MFImin) 1.35 ± 0.12 1.33 ± 0.10b
  1. aResults are expressed as mean ± SD. MFI = mean fluorescence intensity; L.U. = Lytic Unit.
  2. bP < 0.05 compared with age-matched controls.
  3. cP< 0.01 compared with age-matched controls.