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Table 2 Results of rank correlation test between clinical and virological parameters.

From: In vivo expression of the HBZ gene of HTLV-1 correlates with proviral load, inflammatory markers and disease severity in HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP)

  Proviral load HBZ mRNAa tax mRNAb HBZ mRNA/DNAc tax mRNA/DNAd
  r p r p r p r p r p
OMDS 0.169 0.285 0.328 0.023 0.241 0.401 0.252 0.091 0.257 0.300
Neopterin in CSF 0.512 0.001 0.437 0.0052 0.228 0.544 0.121 0.442 0.211 0.608
Serum Ab 0.117 0.431 0.185 0.194 0.234 0.333 0.102 0.497 0.248 0.279
CSF Ab 0.071 0.639 0.042 0.801 -0.0029 0.322 -0.046 0.690 0.0025 0.345
  1. OMDS: Osame Motor Disability Scale for HAM/TSP
  2. aHTLV-1 HBZ mRNA load = value of HBZ/value of HPRT
  3. bHTLV-1 tax mRNA load = value of tax/value of HPRT
  4. cHBZ mRNA/DNA ratio = HTLV-1 HBZ mRNA load/Proviral load
  5. dtax mRNA/DNA ratio = HTLV-1 tax mRNA load/Proviral load