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Table 2 TLR4 and MMP9 expression in situ between different cells in AAA patients

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

Protein expression TLR4 (n = 40) MMP9 (n = 40)
Overall
Positive, n (%) 31 (77.5%) 33 (89.2%)
High, n (%) 13 (32.5%) 21 (52.5%)
Lymphocytes
Positive, n (%) 27 (67.5%)*# 32 (80.0%)*#
High, n (%) 10 (25.0%) 20 (50.0%)*#
Macrophages
Positive, n (%) 5 (12.5%) 3 (7.5%)&
High, n (%) 3 (7.5%) 2 (5.0%)
SMCs
Positive, n (%) 13 (32.5%) 11 (27.5%)
High, n (%) 6 (15.0%) 6 (15.0%)
  1. *P < 0.05: Lymphocytes vs. Macrophages, #P < 0.05: Lymphocytes vs. SMCs, &P < 0.05: Macrophages vs. SMCs, P < 0.05: TLR4 vs. MMP9