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Table 1 Comparison of mean plasma EBV DNA load and cytokine levels between NPC patients and controls.

From: Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load, interleukin-6, interleukin-10, transforming growth factor-β1 and stem cell factor in plasma of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Plasma Factors NPC Patients (mean ± SE) Healthy Controls (mean ± SE; n = 39)
  Untreated (n = 51) Treated (n = 51)  
EBV Load (copy/ml) 1669 ± 637 57 ± 37 0 ± 0
IL-6 (pg/ml) 164 ± 37 58 ± 16 31 ± 13
IL-10 (pg/mL) 4 ± 4 15 ± 9 9 ± 5
TGF-β1 (pg/mL) 2020 ± 384 4034 ± 2110 6368 ± 683
SCF (pg/mL) 532 ± 102 581 ± 133 1115 ± 193
  1. Plasma samples from NPC patients, both pre- and post-treatment, and healthy controls were analyzed for the EBV DNA load, IL-6, IL-10, TGF-β1 and SCF levels. Data represents mean ± SE. Differences in means that are of statistical significance are explained in the text.