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Table 3 Average standard deviation, minimum and maximum values of expression of selected genes on the mRNA level and protein level in the examined group (N= 131)

From: Oxidant/antioxidant imbalance is an inherent feature of depression

Variable rDD
M (SD) Min. Max.
MnSOD 0.54 0.21 0.83
mRNA (2-ΔΔct) (0.17)   
MnSOD 175.37 67 294
protein (pg/ml) (64.74)   
MPO 0.31 0.23 0.43
mRNA (2-ΔΔct) (0.04)   
MPO 308.95 219 421
protein (ng/ml) (39.94)   
COX-2 0.24 0.13 0.33
mRNA (2-ΔΔct) (0.04)   
COX-2 114.66 47 212
protein (ng/ml) (24.67)   
iNOS 0.11 0.05 0.18
mRNA (2-ΔΔct) (0.02)   
iNOS 20.71 4.91 43.61
protein (U/ml) (8.19)   
  1. MnSOD – manganese superoxide dismutase, MPO – myeloperoxidase, COX-2 – cyclooxygenase-2, iNOS – cytokine-inducible nitric oxide synthase, M – mean, SD – standard deviation.