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Table 4 Correlations between plasma TIMP-1 and selected laboratory parameters

From: Elevated systemic levels of the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor TIMP-1 correlate with clinical markers of cachexia in patients with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

   Plasma TIMP-1, ng/ml Liver TIMP-1 mRNA Pancreas TIMP-1 mRNA CA19–9, U/ml CEA, ng/ml CRP, mg/dl Hemoglobin, g/dl Iron, μg/dl Ferritin, ng/ml LDH, U/l Leucocytes, G/l Thrombocytes, G/l Creatinine, mg/dl
Plasma TIMP-1, ng/ml Spearman’s correlation 1.000 .374 −.632 .074 .114 .201 −.260 −.209 .755 −.042 .119 .049 −.029
  Significance (2-tailed) . .188 .368 .649 .521 .246 .027 .537 .005 .864 .317 .679 .809
  N 75 14 4 40 34 35 72 11 12 19 73 73 71