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Table 3 Concentration and molecular weight (mean ± standard deviation) of hyaluronan in synovial fluid of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in controls

From: Expression analysis of three isoforms of hyaluronan synthase and hyaluronidase in the synovium of knees in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction

Subjects Concentration (mg/mL) Molecular weight (×104 Da)
Controls 3.1 ± 0.4 365 ± 52
OA 1.2 ± 0.2* 212 ± 37*
RA 0.8 ± 0.3* 163 ± 33*
  1. * P < 0.01 in comparison with controls.