Table 2

Correlations (rs) between pro-MMP and activated MMP levels and CRP and DAS in the patients with RA at baseline, 1 and 2 years

†p<0.005 (Spearman’s rs).
CRP, C reactive protein; MMP, matrix metalloproteinase, DAS, disease activity score; α2M, α2 macroglobulin.
    MMP activity in α2M0.36†0.28*
One year
    MMP activity in α2M0.54†0.41†
Two years
    MMP activity in α2M0.46†0.33*