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Table 2 Correlation between autophagy expression and inflammatory parameters in 72 patients with rheumatoid arthritis

From: Association between autophagy and inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving biologic therapy

Autophagy expression DAS28 CRP TNF-α IL-6
Cyto-ID MFI in lymphocyte 0.522*** 0.285* 0.325** 0.252*
Cyto-ID MFI in monocyte 0.478*** 0.262* 0.320** 0.200
Cyto-ID MFI in granulocyte 0.486*** 0.365** 0.247* 0.141
P62 MFI in lymphocyte −0.309** −0.297* −0.336** − 0.197
P62 MFI in monocyte −0.325** −0.221 − 0.293* −0.188
P62 MFI in granulocyte −0.249* −0.130 − 0.258* −0.022
  1. Abbreviations: CRP C-reactive protein, DAS28 Disease Activity Score in 28 joints, IL-6 Interleukin 6, MFI Mean fluorescence intensity, TNF-α Tumor necrosis factor-α
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 were determined by Spearman’s rank-correlation test