Table 6

Relations of total and high- molecular weight adiponectin concentrations with surrogate markers of enhanced early atherogenesis after further adjustment for the number of metabolic risk factors* and smoking in white patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Association Partial R P
Total adiponectin versus
 VCAM-1 0.272 0.01
 MCP-1 0.261 0.01
 Endothelial activation score 0.235 0.03
HMW adiponectin versus
 VCAM-1 0.235 0.03
 ICAM-1 0.259 0.01
 Endothelial activation score 0.221 0.04

Significant associations are shown in bold. *Metabolic risk factors that were forced into the models included MetS defined reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol and elevated triglycerides, blood pressure and glucose. Log transformed. ICAM, Intercellular adhesion molecule; MCP, Monocyte chemoattractant protein; VCAM, Vascular cell adhesion molecule.

Dessein et al.

Dessein et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R128   doi:10.1186/ar4308

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