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Table 2 The secretion of cytokines (pg/ml)

From: The significance of serum S100 calcium-binding protein A4 in silicosis

  CG
(n = 12)
Silicosis
(n = 42)
p-value
TGF-β1 21,968.10 (15,404.13–45,419.29) 49,046.82 (21,500.08–116,110.40) 0.027
CTGF 1001.2 (157.9–2028.7) 1157.3 (730.5–2386.0) 0.04
TNF-α 33.41 ± 17.81 44.39 ± 13.04 0.026
IL-6 50.10 (42.52–75.34) 66.60 (48.88–101.68) 0.031
  1. The value of P was in bold indicating P < 0.05