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Table 6 Synovial Fluid and Serum correlations at different time-points

From: Pro-inflammatory cytokines and structural biomarkers are effective to categorize osteoarthritis phenotype and progression in Standardbred racehorses over five years of racing career

Synovial fluid/Serum concentration T0 T1 T2 T3 T4
PTOA group IL-1b r = 0.43*
IL-6 r = 0.43* r = 0.51**
TNF-a r = 0.53**
COMP
CTXII r = 0.57** r = 0.63***
C group IL-1b
IL-6 r = −0.85*
TNF-a r = 0.87*
COMP
CTXII
  1. Correlations of pro-inflammatory cytokines and structuralbiomarkers values, in the synovial fluid and serum, at different time-points, in both the PTOA and C groups, over the 5 years of the study. P-values and coefficient of regression (r) are shown. Significant correlations are represented as bolded R-values with the superscript star. Key: *:p < 0.05;**:p < 0.01;***:p < 0.001