Table 2

Correlation between the concentration of Th1/Th2 cytokines, CD4+ T lymphocyte count, virus load and Th1/Th2 cytokine ratio

Correlation Coefficient

CD4

VL

IFN-γ

TNF-α

IL-2

Th1 cytokines

IL-10

IL-5

IL-4

Th2 cytokines

Th1/Th2 ratio


CD4

1.000

-0.519a

-0.192

0.262

-0.335a

-0.112

-0.019

-0.317a

0.108

0.121

-0.236b


VL

-0.519a

1.000

0.537a

-0.405b

0.592a

0.534a

0.381a

0.360a

0.112

0.295b

0.383a


IFN-γ

-0.192

0.537a

1.000

-0.229

0.443a

0.969a

0.286b

0.315a

0.383a

0.498a

0.701a


TNF-α

0.262

-0.405b

-0.229

1.000

-0.257

-0.092

0.043

-0.115

0.157

0.117

-0.214


IL-2

-0.335a

0.592a

0.443a

-0.257

1.000

0.407a

0.510a

0.430a

0.298b

0.334a

0.287b


Th1

cytokines

-0.112

0.534a

0.969a

-0.092

0.407a

1.000

0.270b

0.278b

0.329b

0.486a

0.775a


IL-10

-0.019

0.381a

0.286b

0.043

0.510a

0.270b

1.000

0.362a

0.290b

0.690a

-0.155


IL-5

-0.317a

0.360a

0.315a

-0.115

0.430a

0.278b

0.362a

1.000

0.233

0.433a

0.139


IL-4

0.108

0.112

0.383a

0.157

0.298b

0.329b

0.290b

0.233

1.000

0.668a

-0.009


Th2

cytokines

0.121

0.295b

0.498a

0.117

0.334a

0.486a

0.690a

0.433a

0.668a

1.000

-0.104


Each data represents the correlation coefficient betwwen horizontal and vertical effectors which are overlapped.

a. Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)

b. Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)

Kang et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:102   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-102

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