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Table 4 Spearman’s correlation coefficients (rho) between the expression of TGFB1, BMP2, SMAD3, and MMP13 in OA-affected and healthy cartilage, respectively

From: Overexpression of MMP13 in human osteoarthritic cartilage is associated with the SMAD-independent TGF-β signalling pathway

  Controls (N = 21) OA (N = 32)
TGFB1 and SMAD3 rho = 0.07, p = 0.7 rho = 0.50, p = 0.003
TGFB1 and MMP13 rho = 0.28, p = 0.2 rho = 0.46, p = 0.007
SMAD3 and MMP13 rho = 0.05, p = 0.83 rho = 0.15, p = 0.39
BMP2 and TGFB1 rho = −0.50, p = 0.02 rho = 0.24, p = 0.21
BMP2 and MMP13 rho = −0.48, p = 0.03 rho = 0.17, p = 0.35
  1. OA osteoarthritis