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Table 7 Correlation of selected cytokines with cholesterol subfractions in male and female subgroups of MS patients after controlling for age and BMI (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01)

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−0.797 *NSNS
IDL-A (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS0.950 **NSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
IDL-B (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS0.884 *NSNS
F0.738 *0.793 *NSNSNSNSNSNS0.773 *NS0.721 *NSNSNSNS
IDL-C (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1 (mg/dl)MNSNS0.818 *NSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL2 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNS0.869 *NSNSNS0.816 *NSNSNSNSNS0.847 *
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL1–2 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNS0.880 *NSNSNS0.811 *NSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
LDL3–7 (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
L-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNS−0.718 *−0.712 *−0.823 *−0.722 *−0.771 *−0.807 *NS−0.745 *NSNS−0.882 **NS−0.726 *
I-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
F0.878 **0.865 **0.765 *0.826 *0.718 *0.732 *0.817 *0.788 *0.887 **0.753 *0.845 **NS0.865 **0.757 *0.790 *
S-HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
Total HDL (mg/dl)MNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNS−0.784 *NSNS−0.744 *NSNSNSNS−0.787 *NSNS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)MNSNS0.773 *NSNSNSNSNS0.725 *NSNSNSNSNSNS
FNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS−0.722 *NS−0.731 *NSNSNS