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Table 4 Selected cytokines and their correlations with cholesterol subfractions in healthy controls after controlling for age, BMI and gender (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001)

From: Lipoprotein profiling in early multiple sclerosis patients: effect of chronic inflammation?

ControlsIL-1βIL-2IL-4IL-5IL-6IL-7IL-8IL-10IL-12IL-13IL-17G-CSFGM-CSFIFN-γTNF-α
VLDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.571 *NSNS
IDL-A (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
IDL-B (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
IDL-C (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.715 **NSNS
LDL1 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL2 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1–2 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL3–7 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
L-HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.819***NSNS
I-HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNS−0.545 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
S-HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
Total HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNS−0.582 *NSNSNSNSNS−0.570 *−0.866***NSNS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.659 **NSNS