Table 2 of Maier, Mol Vis 2007; 13:1198-1202.


Table 2. Concentrations of active transforming growth factor-β2 in the aqueous humor

The statistical analysis was ANOVA. The sensitivity of the ELISA was 14 pg/ml of TGF-β2 therefore, concentrations below 14 pg/ml were regarded as 0 pg/ml. If more than 50% of the samples had TGF-β2 levels below the detection limit, the resulting median was presented as 0 pg/ml.

                                       Active TGF-β2
                                      mean±SD (median)   Comparison    Comparison
                                        pg/ml range          to            to
          Indication             n        min-max        keratoconus    cataract
------------------------------   --   ----------------   -----------   ----------
Cataract                         38   39.9±24.3 (41.1)     p<0.001         -
                                          0-115.9
Keratoconus                      15   78.9±53.8 (85.8)        -         p<0.001
                                          0-184.2
Fuchs dystrophy                  16   40.2±31.8 (37.8)     p=0.007      p=1.0
                                          0- 93.5
Bullous keratopathy              11   11.9±14.3 (0)        p<0.001      p=0.033
                                          0- 37.2
Repeat keratoplasty              16   40.3±37.2 (31.8)     p=0.011      p=1.0
                                          0-119.3
Herpes simplex virus keratitis    6   60.5±72.1 (46.7)     p=0.695      p=0.489
                                          0-201.3
Corneal scars                     3   39.4±34.1 (57.9)     p=0.170      p=1.0
                                          0- 60.2
Various                          14   12.9±26.6 (0)        p<0.001      p=0.03
                                          0- 82.3

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