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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical characteristics of the study groups (The macrophage INTERGENE subjects).

From: Regulation and splicing of scavenger receptor class B type I in human macrophages and atherosclerotic plaques

Characteristic Healthy control subjects (n = 15) Atherosclerotic subjects (n = 15)
Age1 (years) 57 (47–73) 58 (43–74)
Weight (Kg) 79 ± 13 80 ± 13
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 126 ± 14 144 ± 16*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 74 ± 8 78 ± 11
Serum Na (mmol/L) 140 ± 2 140 ± 2
Serum K (mmol/L) 4.10 ± 0.26 4.11 ± 0.27
Serum Ca (mmol/L) 2.36 ± 0.07 2.37 ± 0.07
Blood Hb (g/L) 142 ± 6 143 ± 9
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 5.1 ± 0.8 5.0 ± 0.7
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.33 ± 0.64 5.99 ± 0.69*
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.23 ± 0.72 3.78 ± 0.75
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.56 ± 0.50 1.40 ± 0.49
Serum triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.37 ± 0.46 1.78 ± 1.07
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD. 1mean and range. *P < 0.05 (Student's t-test).