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Table 3 Spearman’s correlation analysis between TIMPs and emphysema sub-types

From: Distinct emphysema subtypes defined by quantitative CT analysis are associated with specific pulmonary matrix metalloproteinases

  TIMP-1 TIMP-2 TIMP-3 TIMP-4
Mild CLE −0.04 −0.21 −0.23 −0.18
Moderate CLE 0.03 0.31 0.20 0.37*
Severe CLE 0.05 0.29 0.18 0.36*
Panlobular −0.15 0.22 0.21 0.28
Paraseptal −0.01 0.31 0.24 0.37*
Non-emphysema −0.07 −0.31 −0.19 −0.36*
  1. Spearman’s rho values given
  2. N = 31. *p < 0.05