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Table 3 The correlation of serum biomarkers in all SLE patients (N = 124)

From: Performance of cytokine models in predicting SLE activity

BiomarkersC3C4Anti-DNAIFN-αMCP-1IL-6IL-8IL-18
C3R0.718−0.324− 0.363−0.122− 0.214−0.242− 0.130
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C4R0.718−0.220−0.244− 0039 0.113−0.157− 0.051
P***nsnsnsnsnsns
Anti-dsDNAR−0.324−0.2200.3230.2920.1250.2010.177
P**ns***nsnsns
IFN-αR−0.363−0.2440.3230.4500.6530.7210.602
P***ns**************
MCP-1R−0.122−00390.2920.4500.3300.4700.412
Pnsns************
IL-6R−0.2140.1130.1250.6530.3300.7840.712
Pnsnsns***********
IL-8R0.242−0.1570.2010.7210.4700.7840.720
Pnsnsns************
IL-18R−0.130−0.0510.1770.6020.4120.7120.720
Pnsnsns************
  1. R = correlation coefficient; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, p*** < 0.001, ns non-significant (Bonferroni correction)