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Table 9 Spearman correlations between TNF-α and other cytokines

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

   Spearman’s correlations with TNF-α (grouped by gender and tendon status)
Analyte (pg/mL)   Total M (n = 21) AT M (n = 15) Control M (n = 6) Total F (n = 11) AT F (n = 7) Control F (n = 4)
TNF-α rho 1 1 1 1 1 1
  p       
IL-1β rho 0.5182 0.2321 1.0000 0.7182 0.3571 0.8000
  p 0.0161 0.4051 0.0000 0.0128 0.4316 0.2000
bFGF rho 0.6442 0.5286 0.9429 0.2091 0.3214 0.2000
  p 0.0016 0.0428 0.0048 0.5372 0.4821 0.8000
INF-γ rho 0.7067 0.6416 0.8857 0.7182 0.6786 1.0000
  p 0.0003 0.0099 0.0188 0.0128 0.0938 0.0000
PDGF-BB rho 0.1312 −0.2536 0.7143 0.7182 0.4286 0.4000
  p 0.5709 0.3618 0.1108 0.0128 0.3374 0.6000
VEGF rho 0.6844 0.5786 1.0000 0.1455 0.3929 0.4000
  p 0.0006 0.0238 0.0000 0.6696 0.3833 0.6000