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Table 2 Shows the mean score between the convex and concave side of the disc in the three examined groups and the statistical significance of the score difference.

From: Expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) in Wistar rat's intervertebral disc after experimentally induced scoliotic deformity

  Group I Group II Group III
Convex 0,9 2,8 3
Concave 1,4 2,1 1,2
p value 0,6 <0,01 <0,01
  1. Note the low score at the concave side of group III, where there was a remarkable reduction in the number of disc's cells and a severe degradation of matrix microstructure.