Table 4.

Correlations of APOL1 plasma levels with fasting lipid and plasma cytokine levels

VariableAll ControlsAll Cases
Patients (n)Spearman ρP ValuePatients (n)Spearman ρP Value
Total cholesterol1470.27<0.001650.120.35
Triglycerides1470.090.28650.250.04
LDL cholesterol1430.200.0261−0.050.70
HDL cholesterol1460.100.21630.130.32
C-reactive protein1790.030.72890.010.90
β2-Microglobulin179−0.110.14890.130.24
sTNFR1179−0.080.30890.050.65
sTNFR2179−0.170.02890.001
IL-61790.110.1389−0.020.85
CCL2179−0.060.45890.060.56
CCL51790.160.03890.190.07
IFN-α179−0.060.40890.040.74
  • Complete fasting lipid data were not available for all patients at the case definition time point (baseline) when APOL1 plasma levels were assayed. Correlation values between |0.2 and 0.39| are considered weak.