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Table 2 Serum cytokine concentrations (all data points)

From: A pilot study on biomarkers for tendinopathy: lower levels of serum TNF-α and other cytokines in females but not males with Achilles tendinopathy

  Achilles tendon status  
Analyte (pg/mL) Normal (n = 10) Tendinopathy (n = 22) p-value
TNF-α 173.58 (64.98) 114.40 (45.17) 0.018
IL-1β 13.08 (3.38) 11.18 (2.99) 0.193
bFGF 67.72 (26.60) 66.34 (26.53) 0.968
INF-γ 180.70 (74.90) 141.89 (46.94) 0.371
PDGF-BB 12041.49 (2813.68) 11062.68 (3447.73) 0.088
VEGF 203.21 (129.25) 217.05 (123.28) 0.626