Table 2

Plasma values of the GAS6/ProS-TAM system in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy controls

SLE patients

(n = 50)

Healthy controls

(n = 50)

P


sAxl, ng/mL

34.8 ± 14.3

25.9 ± 15.3

0.0036

sMerTK, ng/mL

21.2 ± 10.8

17.4 ± 12.1

0.0122

sTyro3, ng/mL

3.62 ± 1.13

1.65 ± 0.93

< 0.0001*

GAS6, ng/mL

32.3 ± 1.50

27.2 ± 1.08

0.0067

ProS, total, %

82.6 ± 3.03

102.4 ± 1.52

< 0.0001

ProS, free, %

67.6 ± 3.34

101.0 ± 2.07

< 0.0001*


Quantitative variables as expressed as mean ± standard deviation. *Significant after Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons.

Recarte-Pelz et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R41   doi:10.1186/ar4199

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