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Table 3 Mean values of the RTL in kidney allograft biopsy specimens collected from patients with DGF and without DGF

From: Effect of delayed graft function, acute rejection and chronic allograft dysfunction on kidney allograft telomere length in patients after transplantation: a prospective cohort study

Biopsy [months] Patients with DGF Patients without DGF p value
  Relative telomere length Relative telomere length  
  N Mean ± SD N Mean ± SD  
Biopsy 0-3 15 234.2 ± 108.8 47 287.2 ± 146.0 0.25
Biopsy 3-6 9 181.8 ± 82.0 30 284.6 ± 149.6 <0.05
Biopsy 12-24 11 199.1 ± 105.8 34 278.8 ± 167.2 0.18
Biopsy 18-60 9 193.1 ± 105.3 25 246.4 ± 161.4 0.56
  1. RTL – relative telomere length, DGF- delayed graft function, SD- standard deviation, p value calculated with the Mann–Whitney U test.