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Table 2 Comparison of the mean percentage of positive cells for VEGF, NF-κB, PCNA, MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression between the treatment group and the control group ( x ¯ ± SD)

From: Thalidomide influences growth and vasculogenic mimicry channel formation in melanoma

  Control (n = 15) Experimental (n = 15) t P
VEGF 18.34 ± 2.32 13.67 ± 2.51 3.47 0.004
NF-κB 17.92 ± 4.45 12.21 ± 2.84 3.05 0.009
MMP-2 24.06 ± 3.92 10.93 ± 3.35 2.36 0.000
MMP-9 19.32 ± 3.66 10.46 ± 3.76 2.31 0.002
PCNA 80.94 ± 4.90 67.55 ± 7.75 2.18 0.002
  1. * SD: Standard Deviation