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Table 2 Morphometrical characteristics of the intracellular fluorescent signal of the transglutaminase type 2 in fibroblasts from celiacs and healthy controls

From: Extracellular matrix proteins and displacement of cultured fibroblasts from duodenal biopsies in celiac patients and controls

Parameter Controls (#12) Celiacs (#12) P value
Feret Diameter (μm)* 26.60 ± 5.40 19.10 ± 4.40 <0.05
Perimeter (μm) 73.00 ± 23.10 53.10 ± 13.80 NS
Area (μm2) 143.90 ± 50.70 90.00 ± 34.80 <0.05
Circularity index° 0.38 ± 0.20 0.40 ± 0.10 NS
Complexity index (1/μm)& 0.50 ± 0.10 0.60 ± 0.20 NS
  1. * Feret diameter: longest axis length.
  2. ° Circularity index: Feret diameter/short axis length.
  3. & Complexity index: perimeter/area (1/μm); NS, Not significant.