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Table 7 Bivariate correlations (Spearman’s ρ) between the metabolite markers and empathy sub-dimension scores

From: Distinct transcriptional and metabolic profiles associated with empathy in Buddhist priests: a pilot study

Metabolite marker vs. empathy ρ P value
3-Amino isobutyric acid (BAIBA) vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.700 0.001
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.602 0.005
Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.561 0.010
Methionine vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.477 0.033
Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) vs. good feeling for other’s positive emotions 0.649 0.002
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) vs. good feeling for other’s positive emotions 0.569 0.009
Histidine vs. good feeling for other’s positive emotions 0.491 0.028
3-Amino isobutyric acid (BAIBA) vs. good feeling for other’s positive emotions 0.455 0.044
Creatinine vs. sensitivity about other’s emotions 0.573 0.008