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Table 1 Results of rank correlation test between clinical status and virological parameters

From: Prevalence of plasma autoantibody against cancer testis antigen NY-ESO-1 in HTLV-1 infected individuals with different clinical status

  HBZ mRNAa tax mRNAb Proviral loadc HBZ mRNA/DNAd tax mRNA/DNAe
  r p r p r p r p r p
ATL 0.045 0.764 −0.145 0.327 0.250 0.083 −0.120 0.411 −0.151 0.305
HAM/TSP 0.180 0.069 0.096 0.343 0.092 0.319 0.159 0.116 0.022 0.828
ACs 0.148 0.325 −0.011 0.942 −0.062 0.672 0.206 0.169 −0.012 0.934
  1. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients
  2. aHTLV-1 HBZ mRNA load = value of HBZ / value of HPRT
  3. bHTLV-1 tax mRNA load = value of tax / value of HPRT
  4. cProviral load: HTLV-1 tax copy number per cell
  5. d HBZ mRNA/DNA ratio = HTLV-1 HBZ mRNA load / Proviral load
  6. e tax mRNA/DNA ratio = HTLV-1 tax mRNA load / Proviral load