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Table 4 Median protein concentration or gene expression of GPX 1, NFκB and IκBα in retained and non-retained placenta

From: Oxidative stress and inflammation in retained placenta: a pilot study of protein and gene expression of GPX1 and NFκB

  Non-retained placenta (n = 31) Retained placenta (n = 29) Median difference p-value
Median Interquartile Range Median Interquartile Range
GPX 1 concentration ng/ml
 Periumbilical 17.96 (7.74–20.07) 13.32 (8.49–17.67) p = 0.22
 Peripheral 19.09 (11.81–20.39) 13.27 (3.24–19.18) p = 0.07
GPX 1 mRNA expressiona
 Periumbilical 0.88 (0.71–1.54) 1.13 (0.91–1.84) p = 0.08
 Peripheral 1.18 (0.53–1.65) 1.32 (0.87–1.72) p = 0.47
IκBα mRNA expressiona
 Periumbilical 0.95 (0.64–1.56) 1.14 (0.74–2.44) p = 0.16
 Peripheral 0.99 (0.45–2.64) 1.96 (0.55–5.19) p = 0.25
NFκB mRNA expressiona
 Periumbilical 0.99 (0.90–1.28) 1.02 (0.82–1.24) p = 0.71
 Peripheral 1.04 (0.84–1.22) 1.22 (0.85–1.39) p = 0.17
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