Table 3

Correlation between biomarkers and pulmonary function in COPD patients

ParametersFEV1%predFEV1/FVC ratio
FKNr=−0.4367, p<0.001r=−0.3867, p<0.001
MMP-12r=−0.3295, p<0.001r=−0.2941, p<0.001
NEr=−0.2684, p=0.003r=−0.2153, p=0.021
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV, forced expiratory volume; FKN, fractalkine; FVC, forced vital capacity; MMP-12, matrix metalloproteinase-12; NE, neutrophil elastase.