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Table 2 Plasma concentration of MMPs, MMP-9/TIMP-1 complex and C-reactive protein

From: FEV1 inversely correlates with metalloproteinases 1, 7, 9 and CRP in COPD by biomass smoke exposure

  Control BE TS p
Molecule
MMP-1 (ng/mL) 1.62 ± 0.71 4.24 ± 2.17* 3.86 ± 2.71* 0.01
MMP-7 (ng/mL) 1.79 ± 0.26 2.63 ± 1.12* 2.87 ± 1.26* 0.01
MMP-9 (ng/mL) 4.46 ± 0.65 7.97 ± 3.53* 9.07 ± 2.84* 0.01
MMP-9/TIMP-1 (pg/mL) 0.18 ± 0.17 0.25 ± 0.18 0.32 ± 0.21* 0.05
C-reactive protein (ng/mL) 12.34 ± 6.04 32.89 ± 21.29* 35.49 ± 21.19* 0.05
  1. BE: Biomass exposure; TS: Tobacco smoking.
  2. Data are express as means ± SD. *ANOVA-Tukey test compared with Controls.