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Table 1 TLR4 and MMP9 expression in situ between AAA patients and controls

From: The elevated expression of TLR4 and MMP9 in human abdominal aortic aneurysm tissues and its implication

   n TLR4 expression level MMP9 expression level
(+++) (++) (+) (−) P value (+++) (++) (+) (−) P value
Overall, n AAA 40 6 7 18 9 < 0.001 6 15 12 7 < 0.001
CON 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Lymphocytes, n AAA 40 2 8 17 13 < 0.001 3 17 12 8 < 0.001
CON 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Macrophages, n AAA 40 1 2 2 35 < 0.001 2 0 1 37 < 0.001
CON 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
SMCs, n AAA 40 3 3 7 27 < 0.001 2 4 5 29 < 0.001
CON 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8