Table 3

Correlations between coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, antioxidant enzymes activities, and inflammatory markers after coenzyme Q10 supplementation
Coenzyme Q10 (μmol/L) r1 (P values)
Vitamin E (μmol/L) 0.41 (0.008)a
SOD (unit/mg protein) 0.38 (0.011)a
CAT (unit/mg protein) 0.30 (0.038)b
GPx (unit/mg protein) 0.32 (0.043)b
CRP (mg/L) −0.08 (0.621)b
TNF-α (pg/mL) −0.33 (0.034)b
IL-6 (pg/mL) −0.38 (0.027)a
Adiponectin (μg/mL) −0.21 (0.190)b

1correlation coefficient.

adata were analyzed by the Pearson product moment correlation.

bdata were analyzed by the Spearman rank order correlation.

CAT, catalase; CRP, C-reactive protein; GPx, glutathione peroxidase; IL-6, interleukin-6; SOD, superoxide dismutase; TNF-α, tumor necrosis factor-α.

Lee et al.

Lee et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:142   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-142

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