Table 2: Methylation status of miR-124a in synovial tissues of RA and OA*.

GeneMethylation frequency value
RAOACRA versus OARA versus C

miR-124-a171.4%16.7%00.070.08
miR-124-a271.4%16.7%00.070.08
miR-124-a357.1%000.050.17
All three loci57.1%000.050.17

RA: rheumatoid arthritis; OA: osteoarthritis; C: healthy control.