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Table 2 Serum levels of angiogenic cytokines in patients with dermatomyositis and healthy individuals

From: Relevance of serum angiogenic cytokines in adult patients with dermatomyositis

Parameters DM (n = 48) Control (n = 48) P value
ANG (ng/mL) 4383 (3588–7251) 3931 (2735–5397) 0.138
ANGPT-1 (ng/mL) 8576 (4964–13,060) 8080 (5785–9609) 0.224
VEGF (ng/mL) 28.6 (5.8–49.3) 38.6 (21.3–72.6) 0.009
FGF-1 (ng/mL) 3.1 (1.8–14.9) 0.7 (0.4–1.8) < 0.001
FGF-2 (ng/mL) 1.6 (0.6–3.1) 0.3 (0.0–0.9) < 0.001
PDGF-AA (ng/mL) 545 (304–797) 654 (411–1083) 0.022
PDGF-BB (ng/mL) 2039 (1539–2506) 2107 (1752–2465) 0.358
  1. Results expressed as median (25th - 75th interquartile range)
  2. ANG angiogenin, ANGPT-1 angiopoietin-1, DM dermatomyositis, FGF fibroblast growth factor, PDGF platelet-derived growth factor, VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor