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Table 3 MCP-1 and CD68 gene expression levels in endometriotic cysts in control versus simvastatin-treated patients with or without deep infiltrating endometriosis

From: Effect of simvastatin on monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in endometriosis patients: a randomized controlled trial

  Relative MCP-1 expression (×10−2)
Mean ± SD (N = 20)
P value Relative CD68 expression (×10−2)
Mean ± SD (N = 20)
P value
Control group   0.97   0.84
 without DIE (N = 13) 3.85 ± 3.22   7.97 ± 9.22  
 with DIE (N = 7) 3.38 ± 1.40   4.83 ± 2.24  
Simvastatin group
 without DIE (N = 14) 4.03 ± 3.63   15.01 ± 18.66  
 with DIE (N = 6) 2.84 ± 1.46   24.15 ± 32.69  
  1. MCP-1 monocyte chemotactic protein-1, DIE deep infiltrating endometriosis