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Table 2 Correlation between asthma related biomarkers and serum PAH Levels

From: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and pediatric asthma in children: a case–control study

  Resistin IFN-γ IL-4 IL-5 IL-8 IL-10 IgE
Naphthalene 0.19* −0.05 0.54** 0.18* −0.08 −0.11 0.18*
Anthracene 0.02 −0.004 0.05 −0.04 −0.03 −0.07 0.05
Flourene −0.07 −0.08 −0.07 −0.14 −0.03 −0.003 −0.03
Phenantherene 0.11 −0.10 0.25** 0.06 0.09 −0.06 −0.14
4H-cyclobenta[def] phenanthrene 0.15 −0.18 0.78** −0.12 −0.17 −0.23* 0.20*
Pyrene 0.008 −0.07 −0.09 0.08 −0.21* 0.06 0.21*
Flouranthene 0.26** −0.19* 0.17 0.03 −0.07 0.10 −0.006
1,2-benzanthracene 0.34** 0.05 −0.14 0.002 −0.06 −0.21* 0.27**
Chrysene 0.03 0.001 0.08 0.31** −0.23* 0.06 0.16
Benzo(e)pyrene 0.13 0.007 0.32** −0.17 0.02 −0.17 −0.03
Benzo(e)acephenanthrylene 0.28** −0.10 0.45** 0.26** −0.01 −0.28** 0.08
Benzo(a)pyrene 0.37** 0.11 −0.17 0.07 0.01 −0.26** 0.06
  1. (*): significant at P ≤ 0.05.
  2. (**): significant at P ≤ 0.01.