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Table 2 Specific biochemistry tests

From: Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on arterial stiffness and blood pressure in resistant hypertensive individuals: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inflammatory markers and endothelial dysfunction  
• IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-18
• TNF-α
• hsCRP and fibrinogen
• intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM-1)
 
Anti-inflammatory  
• IL-10  
Coagulation  
• plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1)
• fibrinogen
 
Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System  
• Ang II
• angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)
• plasma renin activity
• serum aldosterone
 
Extracellular matrix and tissue inhibitors  
• MMP-9
• TIMPs
 
  1. IL interleukin, Ang II Angiotensin II, TNF-α tumor necrosis factor alpha, hsCRP highly sensitive C-reactive protein, MMP metalloproteinase, TIMPs tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase