TABLE 5

Colonic (in UC) or ileal (in CD) expression of iNOS mRNA

Numbers are relative (percentage) and absolute values. Values are normalized to control glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase mRNA expression and are expressed as the mean ± S.D.

iNOS
RelativeAbsolute
%
UC
  Controls1000.07 (0.03–0.13)
  Pancolitis1656*1.19 (0.44–1.64)
  Distal UC5970.43 (0.01–1.21)
  Remission530.04 (0.02–0.05)
CD
  Controls1000.21 (0.05–0.61)
  Ileitis2743*5.74 (1.16–11.2)
  Remission2380.50 (0.14–2.30)
  • * P < 0.05 compared with controls (Student’s t test).