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Table 5 Mean values of the RTL in kidney allograft biopsy specimens collected from patients with CAD and without CAD

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 CAD Patients without CAD p value
  Relative telomere length Relative telomere length  
N Mean ± SD N Mean ± SD
Biopsy 0-3 5 343.5 ± 79.6 57 268.3 ± 141.9 0.15
Biopsy 3-6 4 336.5 ± 91.4 35 252.3 ± 146.0 0.15
Biopsy 12-24 9 168.0 ± 120.0 36 282.1 ± 158.4 0.038
Biopsy 18-60 10 178.7 ± 132.8 24 254.6 ± 152.3 0.16
  1. RTL – relative telomere length, CAD – chronic allograft dysfunction, SD- standard deviation, p value calculated with the Mann–Whitney U test.