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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