Table 2 Serum hsCRP, sICAM-1, and Hsp27 antigen and antibody titres in gymnast and control. Values are expressed as mean (±SEM).
Biochemical Variable Controls (n=19) Gymnasts (n=25)
sICAM (mg/L) .23 (.01) .290 (.015) **††
hsCRP (mg/L) 1.38 (.19) .49 (.03) ***†††
Hsp27 (ng) 7.00 (1.80) 7.07 (1.94)
Hsp27 IgM antibody titres (nm) .43 (.06) .38 (.03)
Hsp27 IgG antibody titres (nm) .14 (.01) .13 (.02)
ANOVA significant differences
** p < 0.01,
*** p < 0.001; ANCOVA adjusted for height and weight
†† p < 0.01;
††† p < 0.001, compared to the controls; sICAM, intercellular adhesion molecule-1; hsCRP, C-reactive protein; Hsp27, heat shock protein 27; nm, absorbance at 450nm. (n) represents number of subjects.