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Table 5 Correlation between markers of serum fibrosis and levels of nuclear NF-AT3 and NF-AT4 in the right and left atria of patients with atrial fibrillation

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

   Fibrosis biomarker  
Nuclear Left atrium PICP TGF-β1
NF-AT3   r = 0.538, P < 0.01 r = 0.444, P < 0.01
  Right atrium PICP TGF-β1
   r = 0.538, P < 0.01 r = 0.387, P < 0.01
Nuclear Left atrium PICP TGF-β1
NF-AT4   r = 0.282, P < 0.01 r = 0.324, P < 0.05
  Right atrium PICP PINP
   r = 0.264, P < 0.05 r = 0.316, P < 0.01
  1. NF-AT3, Nuclear factor of activated T cells 3; NF-AT4, Nuclear factor of activated T cells 4; PICP, carboxyl-terminal peptide from pro-collagen I; PINP, N-terminal type I procollagen propeptides.