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Fig. 5 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 5

From: Gene expression profiling in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica before and after symptom-abolishing glucocorticoid treatment

Fig. 5

Muscle (a) interleukin 6 (IL-6) and (b) brain-derived neurotrophic growth factor (BDNF) mRNA levels normalized to the mRNA levels of the gene encoding ribosomal protein, large P0 (RPLP0; arbitrary units), in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR, n = 9) and non-PMR control subjects (n = 9) before and after treatment with prednisolone (20 mg/day) for 14 days. Values are relative to untreated controls (=1.0) and shown on a logarithmic scale. Data are geometric mean and errors bars SEM

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