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Table 3 Serum cytokine concentrations (excluding observations with CV >15 %)

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) n Normal n Tendinopathy p-value
TNF-α 8 179.52 (62.30) 18 119.93 (47.35) 0.030
IL-1β 10 13.08 (3.38) 22 11.18 (2.99) 0.193
bFGF 9 68.42 (28.11) 18 70.12 (27.89) 0.643
INF-γ 9 171.65 (73.43) 21 147.58 (39.57) 0.769
PDGF-BB 10 12041.49 (2813.68) 22 11062.68 (3447.73) 0.088
VEGF 9 211.36 (134.34) 20 232.60 (117.48) 0.5093