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Table 1 Morphometrical characteristics of cultured fibroblasts

From: Isolation and culture of fibroblasts from endoscopic duodenal biopsies of celiac patients

Parameter Non-CD CD p
Feret Diameter (μm) 40.15 ± 5.15 46.79 ± 8.09 0.025
Perimeter (μm) 91.93 ± 15.43 113.30 ± 19.11 0.0064
Area (μm2) 88.79 ± 22.52 122.86 ± 19.11 0.0018
Circularity index 0.13 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.02 ns
Complexity index (μm-1) 1.06 ± 0.16 0.93 ± 0.11 0.033
  1. Feret Diameter: longest axis; Circularity index = Feret Diameter/Short axis length; Complexity index = perimeter/area.
  2. A p < 0.05 was considered significant; ns = not significant