Table 6

Relation among beta-catenin expression and tumor budding

n

Foci of tumor budding

(/cm)

β-catenin

expression

membranous

β-catenin

expression

cytoplasmic


Sporadic cancer

β-catenin nuclear expression negative

26

248.5 ± 255.6

5.8 ± 2.8

4.2 ± 2.0*

β-catenin nuclear expression positive

49

258.7 ± 279.0

4.9 ± 2.9

6.6 ± 2.3*

UC cancer

β-catenin nuclear expression negative

13

170.1 ± 208.4

5.2 ± 3.8

3.2 ± 1.9

β-catenin nuclear expression positive

2

11.5 ± 16.3

3.0 ± 0.0

6.0 ± 2.8


UC - ulcerative colitis; n - number of cases.

* P < 0.001

Mikami et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:30   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-30

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