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Table 3 Correlation between expression of collagens and nuclear NF-AT3 and NF-AT4 in the left and right atria of patients with atrial fibrillation mRNA

From: Increased expression of NF-AT3 and NF-AT4 in the atria correlates with procollagen I carboxyl terminal peptide and TGF-β1 levels in serum of patients with atrial fibrillation

   NF-AT3 NF-AT4
Collagen I Left atrium NF-AT3 mRNA NF-AT4 mRNA
mRNA   Not significant Not significant
  Right atrium NF-AT3 mRNA NF-AT4 mRNA
   r = 0.351, P < 0.01 r = 0.412, P < 0.01
Collagen III Left atrium NF-AT3 mRNA NF-AT4 mRNA
mRNA   Not significant r = 0.354, P < 0.01
  Right atrium NF-AT3 mRNA NF-AT4 mRNA
   r = 0.526, P < 0.01 r = 0.420, P < 0.01
   NF-AT3 NF-AT4
Collagen I Left atrium NF-AT3 protein NF-AT4 protein
protein   r = 0.447, P < 0.01 No significant
  Right atrium NF-AT3 protein NF-AT4 protein
   r = 0.469, P < 0.01 Not significant
Collagen III Left atrium NF-AT3 protein NF-AT4 protein
protein   r = 0.774, P < 0.01 r = 0.421, P < 0.01
  Right atrium NF-AT3 protein NF-AT4 protein
   r = 0.740, P < 0.01 r = 0.404, P < 0.01
  1. NF-AT3, Nuclear factor of activated T cells 3; NF-AT4, Nuclear factor of activated T cells 4.