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Table 2 Correlation between serum levels of NGAL and MMP-9/NGAL and selected clinical and laboratory parameters

From: Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) is elevated in type 2 diabetics with carotid artery stenosis and reduced under metformin treatment

  NGAL (ng/ml) MMP-9/NGAL (ng/ml)
r p r p
HbA1c, % 0.38 <0.001 0.10 0.23
Creatinine, mg/dl 0.29 0.0006 −0.012 0.89
Neutrophil count, G/l 0.26 0.003 0.36 <0.0001
Duration T2DM, years 0.03 0.89 −0.16 0.42
BMI, kg/m2 −0.01 0.95 0.17 0.05
  1. r spearman correlation coefficient, HbA 1c glycated hemoglobin, BMI body mass index