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Table 4 Serum levels in diabetic patients with stable and unstable plaques

From: Association between carotid plaque vulnerability and high mobility group box-1 serum levels in a diabetic population

  USP (n = 159) SP (n = 188) p value
HMGB1 (ng/mL ± SD) 8.19 ± 11.34 4.35 ± 6.49 < 0.001a
OPG (pmol/L ± SD) 7.65 ± 8.12 3.13 ± 2.23 < 0.001a
Hs-CRP (mg/L ± SD) 17.3 ± 11.2 8.9 ± 4.3 < 0.001a
IL-6 (pg/mL ± SD) 54.2 ± 15.2 27.2 ± 9.2 < 0.001a
  1. SD standard deviation; HMGB1 high-mobility group box 1; OPG osteoprotegerin; Hs-CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; IL-6 interleukin-6
  2. a Statistical test performed with Student’s t test