|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|
|Total adiponectin† versus|
|Endothelial activation score||0.235||0.03|
|HMW adiponectin† versus|
|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.
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Dessein et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R128 doi:10.1186/ar4308