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Table 3 Morphometrical characteristics of fibroblasts from celiacs and healthy controls

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

  Characteristics of fibroblasts
Parameter Controls (#12) Celiacs (#12) P value
Feret Diameter (μm)* 62.90 ± 21.60 89.00 ± 28.00 < 0.05
Perimeter (μm) 188.30 ± 61.90 252.30 ± 99.80 < 0.05
Area (μm2) 744.60 ± 357.60 933.60 ± 649.30 NS
Circularity index° 0.30 ± 0.20 0.20 ± 0.10 NS
Complexity index (1/μm)& 0.30 ± 0.10 0.40 ± 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.