Autophagic genes expression. Expression levels of BECLIN 1 (a) and MAP-LC3 (b) transcripts in blood mononuclear cells (BMCs) from control and fibromyalgia (FM) patients were assessed with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), as described in Materials and Methods. Data represent the mean ± SD of three separate experiments. *P < 0.001 between controls and FM patients. (c) Correlation of CoQ10 levels and BECLIN 1 and MAP-LC3 expression levels in BMCs from FM patients.
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