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Table 5 Correlation of selected cytokines with cholesterol subfractions in male and female subgroups of healthy controls after controlling for age and BMI (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001)

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

Controls IL-1βIL-2IL-4IL-5IL-6IL-7IL-8IL-10IL-12IL-13IL-17G-CSFGM-CSFIFN-γTNF-α
VLDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.710 *NSNS
IDL-A (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNS−0.800 *NSNSNSNSNS− 0.790 *NSNSNS
IDL-B (mg/dl)M−0.928 **NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
IDL-C (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.791 *NSNS
LDL1 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNS0.857 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNS−0.717 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL2 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1–2 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNS−0.719 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL3–7 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
L-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNS0.823 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.948***NSNS
I-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNS−0.872 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.875 *− 0.821 *
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
S-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
Total HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.758 *NSNS
FNSNSNSNSNS−0.711 *NSNSNSNSNS−0.787 *−0.940***NSNS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.756 *−0.844 **NSNS