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Table 2 Intact sBGN and sDCN concentration levels in synovial fluid obtained from knee joints of early osteoarthritis, advanced osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients

From: Soluble biglycan: a potential mediator of cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis

Characteristics Early OA (n = 10) Advanced OA (n = 10) RA (n = 10)
Patient age, yr 63.1 ± 16 64.4 ± 10 55.3 ± 15.4
Males 40 (4) 40 (4) 30 (3)
Body mass index, kg/m2 27.2 ± 4.4 27.8 ± 3.5 24.3 ± 4.7
sBGN, ng/ml 14 ± 2 582 ± 307a 1191 ± 482a
sDCN, ng/ml 51 ± 4 52 ± 3 49 ± 4
  1. OA osteoarthritis, RA rheumatoid arthritis, sBGN soluble biglycan, sDCN soluble decorin
  2. Data are presented as mean ± SD or count (%)
  3. a p < 0.01 by Student’s t test