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Table 6 Spearman’s correlation analysis between MMPs/TIMP3 ratios and emphysema sub-types

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

  MMP-3/TIMP-3 MMP-7/TIMP-3 MMP-8/TIMP-3 MMP-9/TIMP-3 MMP-10/TIMP-3 MMP-12/TIMP-3
Mild CLE −0.04 0.02 −0.09 0.01 0.14 0.04
Moderate CLE 0.36* 0.27 0.44* 0.21 0.32 −0.05
Severe CLE 0.40* 0.22 0.32 0.12 0.23 −0.12
Panlobular 0.44* 0.16 0.30 0.13 0.24 −0.04
Paraseptal 0.32 0.27 0.39* 0.17 0.27 −0.13
Normal −0.30 −0.20 −0.33 −0.13 −0.32 0.15
  1. Spearman’s rho values given
  2. N = 31. *p < 0.05