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Table 2 Gestational age

From: Matrix metalloproteinases in the cervical mucus plug in relation to gestational age, plug compartment, and preterm labor

Group n MMP-2
ng/mg CMP
TIMP-1
ng/mg CMP
MMP-8
ng/mg CMP
MMP-9
ng/mg CMP
IL-8
pg/mg CMP
Molar ratio
TIMP/MMP
Non pregnant 15 ND 6.3 (3.4-12) 0.020 (0.004-0.10) 0.32 (0.14-0.70) 0.031 (0.004-0.26) 40 (14-110)
Early pregnant 15 3.6 (2.4-5.3) 11 (9.1-14) 3.6 (2.5-5.2) 4.8 (3.5-6.6) 101 (72-139) 2.2 (1.6-3.1)
Term pregnant 15 0.54 (0.23-1.3) 1.2 (0.48-2.8) 6.6 (3.4-13) 7.5 (3.9-15) 213 (139-327) 0.20 (0.071-0.58)
ANOVA
P-value
45 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. Concentrations and the molar TIMP/MMP ratios in the CMP-dists from non pregnant, early pregnant and term pregnant women. Protein concentrations are given as geometric mean (95% CI). ND: not detectable.