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Table 2 Serum levels of ALT, IL-33 and ST2

From: Relevance of serum interleukin-33 and ST2 levels and the natural course of chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Groups NO. ALT (IU/L) IL-33 (pg/ml) ST2 (pg/ml)
HC 28 26.0 (23.3–31.5) 9.6 (6.6–12.7) 10.6 (6.5–13.6)
CHBVIT 20 26.5 (22.5–34.8) 5.3 (3.6–7.9) 6.1 (3.7–10.8)
CHB (ALT1-2ULN) 30 57.5 (49.0–69.8) 7.8 (4.5–10.9) 9.9 (6.2–13.2)
CHB (ALT2-5ULN) 30 117.0 (95.0–145.3) 14.8 (8.4–24.6) 19.7 (11.8–30.2)
CHB (ALT5-10ULN) 30 268.0 (237.5–319.5) 29.9 (11.8–21.8) 80.9 (33.6–69.7)
CHB (ALT ≥ 10ULN) 30 1005.0 (637.0–1558.5) 79.5 (49.7–177.9) 255.4 (165.8–536.6)
  1. Normal values: ALT: 1ULN = 40 IU/L. Data were expressed as median (inter-quartile range)
  2. ALT alanine aminotransferase, CHB chronic hepatitis B, CHBVIT chronic hepatitis B virus carriers in immuno-tolerant phase, HC healthy control, ULN upper limit of normal