Table 1

Demographic features for specimens studied for immunocytochemical localization of cathepsin K and RANKL

Subject number

Site

Thompson score

Age/gender

Other information

(cause of death)


Annulus specimens

1

L4 to 5

1.5

45/F

CHTN (unknown)

1

L3 to 4

II

45/F

CHTN (unknown)

2

L5 to S1

II

21/M

Surgical specimen

3

L4 to 5

2.5

40/M

CHTN (MI)

4

L1 to 2

III

33/F

CHTN (PE)

5

L4 to 5

III

33/F

Surgical specimen

6

L3 to 4

III

46/F

Surgical specimen

7

L5 to S1

III

53/M

Surgical specimen

8

L4 to 5

III

29/F

Surgical specimen

9

L2 to 3

III

54/M

Surgical specimen

4

L3 to 4

IV

33/F

CHTN (PE)

10

L3 to 4

IV

59/F

Surgical specimen

10

L1 to 2

IV

59/F

Surgical specimen

10

L2 to 3

IV

59/F

Surgical specimen

11

L3 to 4

IV

78/M

Surgical specimen

12

L2 to 3

IV

56/F

Surgical specimen

13

L4 to 5

IV

39/F

Surgical specimen

14

L5 to S1

V

44/F

Surgical specimen

15

L5 to S1

V

39/F

Surgical specimen

Nucleus specimens

16

L4 to 5

3.5

68/F

CHTN (stroke)

17

L3 to 4

V

69/M

CHTN (MI)

18

L5 to S1

III

54/F

CHTN (unknown)

19

L2 to 3;

L3 to 4

II

45/F

CHTN (unknown)

20

L3 to 4;

T12 to L1

IV; 3.5

33/F

CHTN (PE)


CHTN, Cooperative Human Tissue Network; F, female; age is presented in years; L, Lumbar; M, male; MI, myocardial infarction; PE, pulmonary embolism; S, sacral; T, thoracic.

Gruber et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R140   doi:10.1186/ar3454

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