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Table 3 Plug compartment

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
Term CMP-dist 15 0.54 (0.23-1.3) 1.2 (0.48-2.8) 6.6 (3.4-13) 7.53 (3.9-15) 213 (139-327) 0.20 (0.071-0.58)
Term whole CMP 15 0.48 (0.16-1.4) 1.4 (0.57-3.5) 1.9 (1.2-2.9) 1.7 (0.88-3.4) 78 (55-110) 0.72 (0.26-2.0)
Student's t-test
P-value
  0.9 0.7 0.002 0.003 < 0.001 0.07
  1. Comparison of concentrations and molar TIMP/MMP ratios in the term CMP-dists (from Table 2) and the term whole CMPs (from Table 4) which were collected from two separate populations. Protein concentrations are given as geometric mean (95% CI).