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Table 1 Demographic features for specimens studied with immunocytochemistry

From: Asporin, a susceptibility gene in osteoarthritis, is expressed at higher levels in the more degenerate human intervertebral disc

Subject Age (years)/gender Site Thompson grade Other information
1 45/F L4 to 5 1.5 CHTN: unknown
1 45/F L3 to 4 II CHTN: unknown
2 21/M L5 to S1 II Surgical specimen
3 40/M L4 to 5 2.5 CHTN: MI
4 33/F L1 to 2 III CHTN: PE
5 46/F L4 to 5 III Surgical specimen
6 53/M L3 to 4 III Surgical specimen
7 29/F L5 to S1 III Surgical specimen
8 54/M L4 to 5 III Surgical specimen
9 58/M L2 to 3 III Surgical specimen
4 33/F L3 to 4 IV CHTN: PE
10 59/F L3 to 4 IV Surgical specimen
10 59/F L1 to 2 IV Surgical specimen
10 59/F L2 to 3 IV Surgical specimen
11 78/M L3 to 4 IV Surgical specimen
12 56/F L2 to 3 IV Surgical specimen
13 39/F L4 to 5 IV Surgical specimen
14 44/F L5 to S1 V Surgical specimen
15 39/M L5 to S1 V Surgical specimen
  1. CHTN, Cooperative Human Tissue Network; F, female; L, lumbar; M, male; MI, myocardial infarction; PE, pulmonary embolism; S, sacral.