Table 1

Average values (mean, median) and dispersion (standard deviation, interquartile range) of soluble N-cadherin, E-cadherin and galectin-3 concentration in the plasma of the examined group

Concentration [ng/ml]

Echinococcosis (n = 20)

Cancer (n = 10)

Healthy (n = 20)


Mean (SD)

Median (IQR)

Mean (SD)

Median (IQR)

Mean (SD)

Median (IQR)


sN-CAD

94 (40) *H

80 (23)

58 (47) *H

50 (70)

141 (11) *EC

146 (12)


sE-CAD

9 (11)

6.5 (3.2)*CH

12.4 (4.6)

11.0 (1.5) *EH

8.6 (1.4)

8.4 (2.0) *EC


Gal-3

12.5 (6.0)*CH

10.4 (8.8)

9.9 (2.7)*E

9.1 (4.1)

9.1 (1.5)*E

9.8 (2.3)


*- statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) between the examined groups (E-echinoccocosis, C-cancer, H-healthy)

Giebultowicz et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:17   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-17

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