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Table 6 Selected cytokines and their correlations with cholesterol subfractions in MS patients after controlling for age, BMI and gender (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01)

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

MS patientsIL-1βIL-2IL-4IL-5IL-6IL-7IL-8IL-10IL-12IL-13IL-17G-CSFGM-CSFIFN-γTNF-α
VLDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS− 0.655 **NSNS
IDL-A (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS0.739 **NSNS
IDL-B (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS0.684 **NSNS
IDL-C (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL2 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1–2 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL3–7 (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
L-HDL (mg/dl)−0.600 *−0.577 *−0.579 *−0.640 **−0.711 **−0.625 *−0.691 **−0.626 *−0.649 **−0.558 *NS−0.587 *−0.685 **−0.614 *− 0.589 *
I-HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNS0.541 *NSNSNSNS0.602 *0.553 *NSNSNSNS0.561 *
S-HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
Total HDL (mg/dl)NSNSNSNS−0.589 *NS−0.564 *−0.527 *NSNSNS−0.551 *− 0.602 *NSNS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS