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Table 2 Correlation between mRNA expression and severity of knee joint swelling in rats with AIA

From: Expression of cytokine mRNA and protein in joints and lymphoid organs during the course of rat antigen-induced arthritis

Cytokine Day(s) Correlationa P a ρa n
Synovial membrane
IL-1β 0–6 + 0.05 0.527 25
IL-6 0–6 + 0.03 0.405 28
Inguinal lymph node
IL-6 3 + 0.02 0.886 6
Spleen
IL-6 0–6 + 0.01 0.511 25
IL-5 6 - <0.001 1.000 4
IL-10 6 - 0.04 0.829 6
  1. aSpearman rank correlation. +, positive; -, negative; AIA, antigen-induced arthritis.