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Table 6 Markers of bone mineralization and metabolism in JIA boys with polymorphic GR genotypes.

From: Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Parameter CC GC + GG p
BA, CM2 45.12 ± 16.1 45.26 ± 8.9 0.49
BMC, grams 32.79 ± 19.2 29.72 ± 13.1 0.32
BMD, gms/CM2 0.661 ± 0.21 0.642 ± 0.16 0.39
BMD - Zscore (SD) -0.15 ± 1.06 -0.349 ± 1.33 0.34
Osteocalcin, ng/ml 130.5 ± 50.1 150.7 ± 54.5 0.21
CTT, ng/ml 1.46 ± 0.48 1.54 ± 0.45 0.36
PTH, pmol/ml 2.03 ± 0.9 2.75 ± 1.85 0.23
Ca, mmol/l 2.35 ± 0.16 2.38 ± 0.13 0.15
Ca++, mmol/l 1.12 ± 0.11 1.08 ± 0.09 0.11
P inorganic, mmol/l 1.6 ± 0.21 1.59 ± 0.16 0.43
TAP, U/l 376.0 ± 106.2 384.5 ± 127.3 0.41