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Table 2 Biochemical parameters, biological processes and pathways that distinguish Prakriti types in males

From: Whole genome expression and biochemical correlates of extreme constitutional types defined in Ayurveda

Distinguishing Parameters (Males) Vata Pitta Kapha
Biochemical profiles Lipid profile Total Cholesterol* - NS +
   Triglycerides - - +
   VLDL - - +
   LDL* - + +
   HDL + NS -
   LDL/HDL ratio - - +
  LFT GGPT - + +
   SGPT* - NS +
   Prothrombin time + + -
  Hematological Haemoglobin - + -
   PCV - + -
   RBC count - + NS
   Prolactin + NS -
   Uric Acid - + +
   Zinc - NS +
Biological processes   immune response - + -
   regulation of enzyme activity + - -
   regulation of transferase activity + - -
   fibrinolysis + + -
Biological Pathways Environmental Information processing Jak-STAT signaling pathway - + -
   Cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction - + -
   Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) + - -
  Immune system Type I diabetes mellitus - + -
   Natural killer cell mediated cytotoxicity - + -
   Antigen processing and presentation - + -
   B cell and T cell receptor signaling pathway - - +
   Toll-like receptor signaling pathway - + +
   Cell cycle + - -
  Sensory system Taste and olfactory transduction + - +