Correlation of plasma mannose binding lectin (MBL) levels with proteinuria in female systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. SLE patients (n = 93) were analyzed for association between MBL and proteinurea. Plasma MBL levels of SLE patients correlated positively with proteinurea. Dots represent individual samples. Correlation analysis was performed using the Spearman correlation coefficient. P < 0.05 was considered significant.
Panda et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R218 doi:10.1186/ar4057