Table 3

Pearson correlations between peripheral blood differentially-expressed genes in neutrophilic asthma determined by microarray and airway neutrophil proportion and number

DEFA1DEFA1BDEFA3DEFA4CTSGELA2
Airway neutrophil %0.35*0.35*0.38*0.39*0.45**0.48**
Airway neutrophil number0.39*0.35*0.41*0.36*0.36*0.39*
DEFA10.96***0.99***0.91***0.68***0.85***
DEFA1B0.97***0.96***0.76***0.88***
DEFA30.92***0.71***0.87***
DEFA40.84***0.88***
CTSG0.82***
  • *p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001.